Concept: Parinati is a project that draws reference to a few of Worlds renowned educator Maria Montessori’s quotes – “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” “Since it is through movement that the will realises itself, we should assist a child in his attempts to put his will into act.” “Parinati”, means evolution and it is an obvious choice of name because this is for kids who acquire great wisdom and evolve playfully. This will be a series that would attempt to tap this potential of the child to unwind and explore meaningfully the possibilities of learning, assimilating and applying this experience through movement. Objective: To make this whole experience an integrated process where other allied skills acquired from the regular course of studies could be effectively used to portray the same. Aimed at visual experience of lessons of life from nature at the grass root level i.e. specifically to schools. This is to harness the younger generation with the nature and respect its ecosystem. Scope: It gives equal opportunity for every child alike to present themselves before a large audience and also to discover their innate talent/s or capabilities of deliverance. Methodology: Approach is to simplify Bharatanatyam to non-dancers whilst maintaining its technique and fervor by using the basics of dance i.e. Bhavam Ragam and Thalam with mandalas or postures aided by the basic objective of Kalakshetra – ‘Education without Fear’ under the label – ‘creative movement’ Project: The series has a project to be submitted by the children as a team presentation Learning:
  • Understanding Bharatanatyam basics
  • Picking up life skills through the story line
  • Assimilation of skill execution
  • Coordination
  • Team Playing
Duration: 45 minutes Genre: Dance Theater Narrative Time Frame for preparation: 2 to 3 Quarters prior to the culminating day. Requirement: Institutes that could understand the ethos of Manjeeram that dance is that connecting link which completes a holistic education system. It is a tool that educates life skills and that is why it is not a hobby or co-curricular or extracurricular or special talent - It is education.  
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