Film making, Attakkalari, Taal at JKK summer workshop

Jaipur: The popular ‘Junior Summer Program’ is back for another exciting edition at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The month and a half long program will be held from 15 May to 30 June this year. The various workshops will focus on training the children in the varied nuances of music, dance, storytelling, filmmaking, printmaking and theatre. The workshops are especially focused on ensuring the children have fun while learning from the experts. The Kendra, this year, has introduced some new workshops for children and young adults.

A Certificate course in Film orientation by the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune

This 10-day course in film orientation, for young adults in the age group 11 – 16yrs  introduces the fundamental technology, theory, history, techniques and applications of movie making & photography. During the course, the participants will be trained to understand the basic script writing, basic camera operation, basic cinema language, basics of editing and postproduction, proper archive and techniques.  This is first amongst the various workshops that the Kendra has planned with FTII, Pune. This workshop will be held from Mya 20 till May 30. The other workshops will be held in July.

Workshops in the Graphic  studios

The Kendra will be organising some fun and interesting printmaking workshops for children and young adults in its newly renovated print studios. The workshops aim at opening the beautiful and interesting world of printmaking to children. The children, under the guidance of expert trainers, will have the freedom to learn and create prints as per their choice. The workshops include monoprint, linocut and screen printing.

Contemporary Dance – JKK, in association with the Attakkalari Dance Company, Bangalore

Leveraging years of experience in research, training, production, performance and teaching all over the world, Attakkalari’s senior dancers will lead the sessions in Contemporary Dance, elements of Indian dance traditions, Kalarippayattu (martial art from Kerala), yoga, fitness and body conditioning, theatre games and choreography.

The other workshops that will be organised this year include – ‘The Story Tree’ – Weaving magic through storytelling. An interactive storytelling session for the young children of different age groups to get them excited and engaged in the habit of reading books.

‘Taal’ – An instrumental percussion workshop where children will learn instruments like Khartal, Morchang, drums and djembe 

‘Theatre’ – Creative theatre workshops that offer children the possibility of  learning several aspects of theatre, and thereby developing valuable life skills and enhancing their personality. The children will have the opportunity to learn the aspects of acting, stage production, set design and behind the scene work.

These workshops have been curated to acquaint the participants with the various genres of art and to give them hands-on training. The summer program is envisaged to instil leadership skills and a curiosity for the arts among the young participants.

Children from ages 6 to 17 are eligible to participate in the workshops. The forms for registration in the workshops will be available at JKK from 1 May.


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