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12-day acting, direction workshop kick-starts in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: A 12-day long workshop for honing the acting and direction skills of theatre artists began here on Saturday. 

The workshop also marks the formal inauguration of the NSD Centre in Srinagar.

The workshop has been organised by the Theatre-in-Education Centre of the National School of Drama (NSD) in collaboration with the J&K Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages.

The inaugural session was led by the eminent theatre faculty of the National School of Drama comprising Prof. Santanu Bose, Dipankar Paul, Yeshraj Jhadav, and Sandeep Bhattacharya.

According to NSD officials, the initiative is aimed at giving exposure to theatre artists in the Kashmir Valley to industry standards on acting and direction skills.

A diverse range of topics dwelling on various aspects of acting and direction will be covered during the workshop by theatre persons. The workshop is being monitored by NSD’s Centre I/c, Prof. Santanu Bose.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Bose said that the workshop would help the artists of Kashmir to get breakthrough roles on different stages and platforms.

The theatre workshop is being coordinated by NSD’s Srinagar coordinator, Gulzar Ganai. Around 30 students from various parts of Kashmir valley are participating in it.

Those who spoke on the occasion included NSD’s Centre I/c, Prof. Santanu Bose, JKAACL Kashmir I/c, Dr. Farooq Anwaar Mirza, NSD’s Srinagar Coordinator, Gulzar Ganai, and NSD faculty members -Dipankar Paul, Yeshraj Jhadav, and Sandeep Bhattachargya.

Among others, the inaugural function was attended by Academy’s Srinagar-based senior functionaries besides teaching faculty of the NSD.

The workshop, which is an initiative of NSD Director, Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Gaur, will conclude on the 22nd of this month. 

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