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Basic Course in Screen acting for Deaf and Hard of hearing people - Day 9&10 (26th & 27th Nov, 2022)

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Day 9 (26/11/2022)

Morning Class - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Faculty : Jayachandran Palazhy, Founder and Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is an internationally sought after dancer and choreographer at the forefront of the contemporary Indian movement arts scene.

Driven by Attakkalari’s underlying philosophy “Traditional Physical Wisdom, Innovation & Technology”, Jayachandran is deeply committed to extending the reach of contemporary movement arts. His path breaking work makes Indian movement expressions of contemporary reality more visible both nationally and internationally.

Learnings from 17th session :

Topics Covered -

• Breathing (The Idea was to connect our body with breath every moment, then we think about alignment).

• Core Muscle Excercise.

• Movements of Body.

• How to perform Movements.

• Gestures

• Covid time video for different positions & Contemporary dance.

Activity by Faculty: Create a Story or an idea with three Sentences.

Usefulness : Helps Students understand & Perform Movements & Dance...

Afternoon Class - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Learnings from 18th session : Topics Covered - • Walking movements taught by faculty (where he performed himself for making students understand each walking movement & students follows Faculty for performing) • Contemporary Solo Dance practiced under faculty's guidance(where faculty taught students by performing himself guiding how to perform & students follows Faculty for performing). • Contemporary Duet Dance practiced under faculty's guidance(where faculty taught students by performing himself making students understand that how to perform & students follows Faculty). • Students Practiced Gestures & Movements in sitting positions under the guidance of faculty (where faculty himself performed to make students understand about movements & gestures in a sitting position & students follows Faculty). • Facility Clearing Doubts by taking questions. Overall, Students Practiced Gestures with different mo

vements & at Last of the session faculty shared a video with students which showing performance of Contemporary Dance. Usefulness : Since every Gesture & Movement was practiced under faculty's guidance & Faculty followed by Students throughout the session & hence, It was really useful for students for practicing & understanding everything.

By Nitin Taneja

Day 10 (27/11/2022)

Morning Class - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Faculty : Jayachandran Palazhy

Learnings from 19th session :

Topics Covered -

Recap Done of Yesterday's, which includes About Breathing with Streching Excercises of the movement in the Space, About Movements, About Martial Arts, A Video Shared with Students which was on Martial Arts in northern & southern India. Faculty Performed Movements of yesterday with students which had new movements as well. Session again includes that how to do movements. Students did Gestures too.

• Gestures

Usefulness : Helps Students understand & Perform Movements ...

Day 10 (27/11/2022) Afternoon Class - 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm Learnings from 20th session : Topics Covered - • About Gesture in bharatnatyam for salutions to mother earth taught by faculty, the same was performed by students under faculty's guidance. • Students practiced Bharatnatyam on the music of rangam mohanam by Sanjay subrahmanyan with faculty. • Faculty took Questions for clearing doubts. Activities by Faculty -

1) Students were told to Create any bharatnatyam dance movement on their own. 2) Creating Bharatnatyam Dance with music & adding movements by each student. Usefulness : An Introduction to bharatnatyam dance & performance in bharatnatyam made students aware about gestures & help them evolve this form of classical dancing under the supervision of Faculty. Feedback by students on basic screen acting course's last Weekend classes by jayachandran palazhy sir is as follows, Nandhani C. Said, "It was amazing session and favorite session too. Actually i am staying in banglore.. I didnt get any sweating due to cool weather. Last two sessions making me work out.. I feel like learn more..the way sir teaching was amazing." Sabari Vekatesh Thumatti Vishnuram said, "Attakalari session was a fun and beautiful experience. Instructor was so knowledgeable and friendly. I find it so interesting to learn and really enjoyed the whole session. Many thanks to JP Sir who taught the steps slowly and made sure to learn the steps easily. " Arshia Sarfaraz said, "i studied, did action & did Dance, ISL helped me." Sankareswaran said, "I m Sankareswaran, I’m able to understand, and this the first time I’m seeing people conducting classes for hearing impaired. So happy " Vishak said, "I feel good because there are different sessions to learn about my life. I never learn acting courses till September 2022 because there are no provided interperters. I am very pleased because there has been an interpreter in class. Thank you" Gauri Bisht said, "Classes by Jayachandran Sir were good & I enjoyed"

Nitin Taneja (me) said, " On Saturday during performance i felt inner happiness apart from that it had been amazing learning experience of Bharatnatyam and other performance from Saturday to Sunday in all four sessions starting from breathing, bharatnatyam & everything under jayachandran sir's guidance. Best part of the sessions were this that sir was enjoying teaching students." Neetesh Sharma said, "Someone taught me for the first time how to dance. I was thrilled. I am interested in learning yoga and dance. Overall this course gave me the best experience" Anupriya (Indian sign Language Interpreter) said, "It's a refreshing experience to interpret for

the dance/related to dancing exercise. It's was nice to be participated."

By Nitin Taneja

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