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Theatre Work­shop by Chakresh Ku­mar

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For more than 10 years now, Chakresh Ku­mar, 34, has been or­gan­is­ing sum­mer work­shops for chil­dren of dif­fer­ent age groups, an ex­pe­ri­ence he says he never gets tired of. “Enough has al­ready been said about how theatre can im­prove con­cen­tra­tion, fo­cus, sense of dis­ci­pline, give flight to imag­i­na­tion etc. But what re­ally warms up my heart is the fun they have,” says the theatre direc­tor. With more than 5,000 stu­dents who can vouch for his train­ing, Ku­mar doesn’t be­lieve in fol­low­ing a set script with chil­dren. “They are asked to im­pro­vise on a ba­sic skele­ton. Ev­ery­thing is done by them. All I do is guide, and of course en­sure that they don’t pull each other’s hair.” May 20 to June 20 Keep the Date Con­tact

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“Chil­dren are asked to im­pro­vise on a ba­sic skele­ton. Ev­ery­thing is done by them. All I do is guide, and of course en­sure that they don’t pull each other’s hair” Chakresh Ku­mar, theatre direc­tor

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