Curtain raiser to 12-day acting workshop

ITANAGAR, Sep 15: As a curtain raiser to the 12-day acting workshop, an orientation programme was organized by Paalin Kabak, actor, National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi along with Ankur Bashar, actor & NSD alumnus, Asstt Professor (Performing Arts) Shoolini University and Puneet Kumar Mishra, actor NSD, for the actors/artists of Arunachal Pradesh here on Monday.
Paalin Kabak, the Director of the acting workshop, who is also a Moonlight Acting Studio alumnus along with Bashar and Mishra will lead the programme with an aim to gauge the participants on what they have learnt in NSD.
National School of Drama is one of the world’s top most theatre training institutions, which is one-of- its-kind in India.
The workshop will centre round introduction of method acting, art of character building by understanding and applying the science of method acting in the process.
The participants will undergo some selected intensive exercises during the workshop which will deal with inner life, body, imagination (subconscious), aiming at letting the actors get purely immersed in a personal journey that will be believable culminated with a richer understanding of the self and the character.
Speaking on the occasion, Takam Dado Tallom, chairman of Arunachal Artist Forum said that still now the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has not made any proper support to the artists of the State. He stressed that there should be an artists’ institution in the State on the lines of NSD to train the youth who are interested in the field of films.
Nima Sange, noted director and producer while encouraged the organizers of the workshop said that the youths of the State have lots of potential to display their talent but rued that there is no proper established institute to train them.
Tai Tugung, Asstt Professor (Department of Hindi, GCD), who is also an actor spoke on the problems being faced by the actors/artists of Arunachal especially in Hindi language. He hoped that the workshop would benefit the artists/actors of the State.
Among others, State NPP president Gicho Kabak and producer/director Hano Bobby also spoke.