Budding artistes showcase talents at JSS Rangotsava

Five plays to be staged in the three-day theatre fest

While the national artistes are partaking in theatre fest Bahuroopi at Rangayana, budding artistes of various JSS educational institutions will be in action at JSS Rangotsava organised by JSS Kalamantapa, a theatre fest of children at JSS Women’s College that began on Friday.

Five Kannada plays will be staged in the three day fest from January 11 to 13. Two shows- 11 am and 3 pm is specially for schoolchildren, while shows at 6 pm and 7 pm will be for public. There is no entry fee.

The rangotsava provides children a platform to showcase their talent in theatre and facilitates the concept of including theatrical aspects in education.

Inaugurating the event, director of Kinnara Mela, Tumari, K G Krishnamurthy said that learning for children should be an experience. Along with intellectual education of information and knowledge, making students understand the lessons is more important.

He said teachers should teach academic lessons utilising concepts of theatre. Drawing parallel between teachers and artistes, he said, the former communicates learning and the latter entertains mass alongside providing information. The pauses and intonations of theatre artistes should be used by teachers for an effective teaching.

He noted that the theatre though not productive is alive since centuries as an effective medium and plays vital role in influencing society with its aspects.

Krishnamurthy pointed out that students have got a great opportunity to explore theatre by involving themselves in the theatre fest.

Theatre expert of Puttur I K Boluvar said that theatre has power to make student as well as society to think and speak.

Students of JSS High School, Suttur staged the play ‘Pushparani’ and students of JSS High School, Vijayanagar staged ‘Zam Zam Aane.’ 

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