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Month long theatre workshop for Adivasis starts in city

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Jamshedpur: In a bid to preserve the ancient Adivasi culture and spread greater awareness among the people on the same, a month long residential tribal drama workshop was inaugurated at Baghmara Narwa Colony under the aegis of Maidi’s Artist Association of Tribals on Thursday.

The workshop is being organized for the artists of Kolhan region in collaboration with Eastern Region Cultural Centre, Kolkata. As many as 20 artists from Kolhan will be given training at the camp after selection on the basis of their merit and potential, said the organizers.

Jitrai Hansda, a functionary of the outfit, said the purpose of the workshop is to train the talented artists of the region in the tribal drama, dance and other art forms. “The artists are being trained in voice and speech modulation, body movement and acting theories.

Due to lack of proper training, knowledge and exposure, the talented Adivasi artists are unable to perform up to the mark. There are many artists here who if trained thoroughly will make for a good actor. This can be done if the training is imparted successfully to them,” he said.

Many reputed acting teachers from across the city will be training the participants at the workshop. Interested candidates will have to undergo a selection process for the training, said Hansda.

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