Post Workshop Analysis (Abhinaya)
Mrs.Swarnali Pal, the Founder and Chairperson of IMA’S was explaining -why “Art and culture” is the total way of life that people in the society are blessed with. “Art & Culture” is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Through “Art and culture” we are governed by norms and customs, which are the pillars of any society. If these pillars are not properly followed in our society, our “Art and culture” will resemble a perfume with no smell. It’s a gradual existence of presenting those norms and customs to people who surround us through music, dances, arts, crafts, food, dressing style, languages just to mention a few. Keeping with a view to bringing art into community, IMA’ S, the institute of art and culture successfully completed its 6th workshop on the 27th & 28thof July’19 on techniques on Abhinaya in different dance form.
The workshop was facilitated by Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya, the renowned odissi dancer accoladed nationally and internationally for her outstanding and soulstarring abhinaya in dance. Promising students from different parts of city came to attend the workshop.
Guru Sanchita narrated that the technique used in her training where students could learn both emotion and use of different muscles of face,nose,forehead,cheeks,chins,eyes,eyebrows. she explained which muscle to use and when for expression during abhinaya.
She reiterated “ Students have to work hard and repeated practices are required for expressing out the real abhinaya.”
Guru Sanchita taught the participants the different techniques of Abhinaya in dance which could be used in different forms dance, be it kathak, bharatnatyam, odissi or Rabindra nritya. Specifically, it was all about nabarasa means nine classes of emotions which needed to be used during abhinaya.
She was very happy with the devotion, tenacity and adoptability of attending students. The workshop was ended with a special note. The participants appreciated IMA’S for its effort for arranging such great workshop where they seldom get such opportunity to learn such unique technique from such great teacher who could touch their heart for her uniqueness in terms of her oneness with the students.
Keeping with a view to bringing art into community, IMA’S is determined to mobilize more and more number of workshops where people from all corner irrespective of their country, religions, colours, financial diferences can make IMA’S ,a centre of art which will lead to community development internationally.
Mr.Arindam Rakshit,the Rector of IMA’S concluded the story with “A love of learning, a longing for discovery, and a commitment to pursue the truth are the underpinnings of a great institution. I am finding each of these here at IMA`S in abundance. Every day I am struck by the intellectual passion and sense of connection that IMA`S instills in its students, faculty, staff.