Aug 8, 2017

REPORT ON GLOBAL GIVING VISIT TO RASA

Ms. Uma Thiagarajan, one of the young enterprising interns from Global Giving visited our organization RASA this June 2017.

 

Here is what she had to say about our organization in a mail to our Director Dr.Ambika Kameshwar.

 I  always believed that,  Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you and today this got reiterated by seeing such beautiful people in your organisation who continuously strive for the betterment of our country.

 

Art is the most beautiful way to express talents and RASA has continuously done this great work for 27 years now. 

 

She spent an entire afternoon at RASA,visiting SRIYAM  our workshop for Adults with disabilities. and also  chatting with our Director, Dr.Ambika Kameshwar.

 She gave us a lot of ideas and suggestions which helped us understand  how Global Giving works .

A BIG thanks to Ms. Uma Thiagarajan, a bright, young, eager individual who is interested in serving the country better.

Thanks to Global Giving for organizing this too.

Aug 2, 2017

RASA- Theatre Art Learning Centre for Inclusive cultural education.

Kala rasa
Kala rasa

June 2017, saw the beginning of yet another year at RASA- Theatre Arts Learning Centre for Inclusive cultural education.

 

At the Mandavalli centre , facilitators spent the first half of the month going over each and every  goal of  adults with special needs. Individual lesson plans were created keeping the NATYA aspects in mind.

This centre has a strength of 22 young adults with differing abilities - they were split into Srishti Earth and Srishthi Water so that individualised attention can be given to each one. 

The following is a small list  of the activities that have been done in the past three months.

1. PAACHAKA(COOKING)- One of the primary skills required. the group learnt to make a salad.- fireless cooking.

2.  MAITRYAM (FRIENDSHIP )- This  aspect of the human nature was strengthened by taking the group on a team visit to the mall. They really enjoyed the outing.

3. KREEDA- (GAME..). what is life if not a spot of game thrown in every now and then? basket ball games were introduced and taught at the centre.

4.NRTYA-( DANCE) structured dance with all its goodness and ability to improve posture, body awareness and body image was done and strengthened. 

5. YOGA- (UNIFYING BODY AND MIND) , This art is taught reguarly at the centre.

6. KALA and LALITKALA -(ART) is  done and encouraged on a daily basis. 

NATYAM- RASA
NATYAM- RASA
NATYA RASA
NATYA RASA
KALA - RASA
KALA - RASA
Creation
Creation
Design!
Design!

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May 24, 2017

Cultural Education Without Disparity

Inauguration- Natya Rasa lahiri on 21/5/17,chennai
Inauguration- Natya Rasa lahiri on 21/5/17,chennai

Natya- Indian Theatre with all its forms- Dance, Music, Drama, Art and Craft should be taken to one and all, irerespective of any socio economic status , creed ,religion or ability.

This has been one of RASA's main objectives.

Taking steps in this direction, RASA organised a seminar _Natya Rasa Lahari on  May 13th and 14 th in Narada Gana Sabha Mini hall and on the 21 st May 2017 in the Main Hall.

At the Seminar, 24 participants presented their cases and went indepth into the why, what and how of group choreography in different populations and groups.

One of the presenters did a remarkable presentation on how the visually challegned group are trained and moulded into doing classical bharatanatyam presentations.

On the 21st of may, the  event showcased the work of eminent Natyacharyas like the Dhanajayans, Dr Saradha Natrajan, Mrs. Chitra Visweswaran and Dr. Ambika Kameshwar .

Dr. Ambika explained to the audience present the why , what and the how of putting together a productiion year after year with more than 200 individuals with special needs. Her presentation inspired many in the audience and they are keen to work with the specially able through the use of Indian Fine Arts.

Apart from this, the eminent artistes were given sarees which have been screen printed by specially able artistes. 

This is truly inclusion without disparity.The event clearly focusssed on the empowerment of one and all through the Theatre Arts.

Screen printed Sarees
Screen printed Sarees

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