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Online Acting Workshop: Learn Acting at Home

Acting is a craft, just like any other art form and in all forms of art there are many different techniques used by the artists to create their art. Painters, writers, sculptors, architect etc all have their own toolbox full of techniques to help them with their creative process. Acting is no different. Acting is taken as the skill to express our feelings; we should be able to express ourselves to be mentally and physically fit. Acting is taken as ornament in theatre, movies, dramas, play, etc. Acting helps in building confidence, making communication better, understanding people and Yes! Expressing ourselves.

The session was facilitated by Mr. Ashesh Malla, Director of Sarwanam Theatre. He is a renowned theatre personality and playwright of Nepal.

Mr. Ashesh Malla, Director of Sarwanam Theatre

This course helped the participants to know about acting, its importance and scope in today’s market. This course will not only orient about the topic but will also help them in learning acting using interactive session. Participants will get ideas on methods, gestures, postures, tips and tactics for better acting which will help them in grooming themselves.

The course was held for 3 days and it was such a wonderful session for all the participants. The session started with a general introduction of the speaker and all the participants were asked to introduce themselves one by one and share their interests and why they wanted to learn acting.

Mr. Malla started the session explaining what Acting is. He said Acting is an emotional gateway. The portrayal of emotions is a critical component of acting, and also seems to be one of the most difficult and complex tasks of the actor. Acting, the performing art in which movement, gesture, and intonation are used to realize a fictional character for the stage, for motion pictures, or for television.

The essential problems in acting—those of whether the actor actually “feels” or merely imitates, of whether he should speak naturally or rhetorically, and of what actually constitutes being natural—are as old as theatre itself. They are concerned not merely with “realistic” acting, which arose in the theatre of the 19th century, but with the nature of the acting process itself.

He defined actor as the one portraying various characters in film, television, radio, or theatre productions. An actor’s job is to fully represent the character they are playing and to convince their audience that character is real by engaging them and drawing them into the story. This applies to major roles and smaller parts, as all roles combine to create a successful production.

During this lockdown, we have been watching many movies and this course provided a general glimpse of how Acting is done, Mr.Malla being the renowned personality in this field, his experience sharing was something which made this course more interesting and exciting.

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