Saturday, February 25, 2012

International Theatre workshop begins at Natrang

 International Theatre workshop on 'Theatre Creations' was inaugurated here today at the Natrang Studio Theatre with the lighting of the traditional lamp by Natrang Director Balwant Thakur. 

The workshop is being conducted by Sarah Richards of London International School of Performing Arts , U K. Speaking on the occasion Natrang Director said that this initiative of Natrang has been aimed at establishing Jammu as a global Centre and an international destination of theatre. Natrang has been making all out efforts to expose its actors to the most latest developed acting and theatre creation methodologies and this workshop will open new horizons of global theatre practices before the actors of Natrang.

Born and brought up in London, Ms Sarah graduated with honors in Drama from Bristol and had professional theatre training at the London International School of Performing Arts where she specialized on Jaques Lecoq's method of approaching all theatre through body. After completing her professional training in theatre, she joined Ovel House Youth Theatre in London where she continued her acting and direction in theatre. 

Currently Sarah is working with a London based theatre organization, Lyrebird Theatre company. Her debut creation 'Ships of Sand' premiered in the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Sarah Richards focuses on originally created works through artistic collaborations and her work is based on a curiosity of life and a desire to discover that through theatre.

The workshop is being coordinated by Ashish Nijhawan a graduate of National School of Drama who has the credit of having performed in Japan, China and other countries. A lead actor with the Repertory Company of National School of Drama, Ashish Nijhawan is a product of Nagrang.

Those who are participating in this exclusive workshop included Anil Tickoo, Neeraj Kant, Sumeet Sharma, Rahul Singh, Mohd. Yaseen, Vikram Sharma, Sajra Qadir, Balwinder Singh, Sayed Dildaar, Abhinav Vimarsh, Uplaksh Singh Kotwal, Sahil Kanojia, Sushil Raina, Atin Tikka, and Harsh Vardhan Singh.
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