IMPHAL, Feb 19: A special master class on psycho-physical aspects of acting conducted by Lin Pei Ann and Chongtham Jayanta Meetei of EX-Theatre Asia, Taiwan concluded today at Kay Pee Studio Complex, Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai, Imphal.
The master class was organized by Mamikon Academy, Manipur and EX-Theatre Asia, Taiwan as an extension programme of the participatory project on film production, 2012 under the sponsorship of Manipur Film Development Corporation (MFDC).
The closing ceremony was graced by Dr RK Nimai, commissioner of art and culture, Dr K Sobita Devi, managing director of MFDC and Wareppa Naba, president of Theatre Centre, Manipur as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Nimai stressed on the need of “professionalism” in every field of work, which may be in art, culture, sports or academics.
He maintained that the state is rich in art and culture, however lack of professionals is a major drawback in bringing up the indigenous art forms to the international arena.
Nimai said that a Russian ambassador once appreciated the Manipuri dance as the best classical dance of India. He also appealed to the young actors to work dedicatedly in their field to uplift the standard of Manipuri theatre and cinema.
Wareppa Naba stated that theatre is the mirror of the society. Acting is a specialized field which needs both expertise in both academics and aesthetics.