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Author : Dipal Gala


   Drama can connect you to yourself the way very few experiences can. Working with Melissa Ramadan at a workshop for drama, I thought to myself, "I just can't do drama for nuts." But ofcourse, I get very little time to think through the self-doubt as we plunge into group excercises immediately after a warm up.

   Small little things like keeping eye contact and being aware of people around you, appreciating their mannerisms are the first few sets of group efforts. The groups breaks into laughter often, as most exercises are spontaneous. We even did one which required complete faith on the team mates. What is remarkable is how much we learn when we involve our physical body and emotions - which is basically the foundation of drama. Infact, the impact of these efforts on the participant is quite visible within a few hours.People become extroverts when they first become comfortable with themselves, I guess. This set of exercises helps you "get off your mind blocks and do tasks spontaneously," says Melissa.

   It is important to understand that the reason drama confers confidence is that there is no right and wrong in drama, says Madhavi at the Ananya Resource Centre, which has been conducting these workshops for teachers, special educators, professionals and parents to help them connect with children better.

   Our entire education is skewed towards the academic and instead of enhancing natural talent, we tend to enforce ideas on children, which takes away spontainity and team work skills.
   Children tend to take extreme views as they are growing up because the appreciation of others is just not a part of education today. Drama, on the other hand, is a fun, easy happy way to bring home these simple truths that can make a big shift in one's ability to connect with oneself and with others.

 Worldwide, drama has been taught to help children in improvising, role playing, play building, puppetering and story making, telling and dramatizing - skills which are used all through life.
   It really is not the domain of only a few talented creative people, "it is not about Bollywood and costumes, it is about the self" says Melissa. Teachers value this training as it helps them break the class monotony and brings in imagination, commmunication and energizes the class with very little pre-planning.

 The Ananya Resource Centre is conducting 'Learning through Drama' workshops for teachers, schools and children and raising finds for the 'Art for Autism' Workshop to be conducted on 8th, 9th and 10th of Jan. 2010. Also coming up is an interesting Applied Behavioural Analysis workshop by education specialist Andrew Nelson, from Marshall University. You can email the centre at / dipal.gala@

Source : Times of India
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