Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Acting Workshop by Acharya Lalit Parimoo (Actor and Teacher)

Living Bridge is honored to present the first acting workshop to be conducted and mentored by an established and well known actor Mr. Lalit Parimoo.
Discover the Actor in You!

This intense workshop is a fresh approach designed by Acharya Lalit Parimoo  based on the  principles of Abhinaya Yog, where the acting skills are combined with yogic techniques resulting in a complete all round training required for an actor as a first step towards performing  for theatre, television or films. The workshop is suitable for first timers and those with previous acting assignments and who have completed fifteen years of age.

Workshop Contents

The training includes Body movement with special classes of Yogasana, Voice and speech, Emotional wellness where one learns to express one’s emotions, Study of text, Scene-work from classical drama and modern drama. Rehearsals will be recorded on camera and screened for self-assessment. Students shall participate in a play at the end of the workshop.

An actor should understand, be aware and practice the following which form the syllabus of this workshop:

PHYSICAL APPARATUS-BODY: Physical fitness is must for an actor. Key Yogasanas will be practiced.

VOCAL APPARATUS:  Participants will do vocal exercises, pranayama, improvement in speech, diction and articulation.

EMOTIONAL MEMORY: Memory exercises for all such instances and moments where you displayed your emotions. Re-enact all such scenes of your life which are dramatic. 

UNDERSTANDING NAVARASA: Shringaar, Karuna, Haasya, Veer, Raudraa, Adbhut, Bhayanak, Veebhatsa and Shaant.

ACTOR’S OUTLOOK:  Watch your moods and feelings and produce them at your will.

OBSERVATION: Observe different people and their behaviour in different circumstances and note their peculiarities and idiosyncrasies.

STUDY OF LITERATURE: Be aware of all the good and great Indian and Foreign plays, novels and Cinema [A proper list shall be given to you)

ACTING THEORIES : 1. Stanislavsky’s system and method Acting of Lee Strasberg 2. Brechtian School of Acting. 3. Study of Natyashastra

GROUP EXERCISES AND GAMES: Scene Work- Scenes from various plays to be enacted with co-actors. 

IMPROVISATION – To create a scene yourself with other co-actors, depicting a particular situation. Improves your thinking, imagination & spontaneity. Group exercises help an actor to develop  abilities like listening, reacting, spontaneity, improvising, trusting, different kinds of movement etc.

HOW TO PLAY A CHARACTER: Get into the skin and mind of the depicted character

AROUSING YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND: By certain techniques your subconscious mind can be tapped and all such emotions which do not get manifested consciously can be drawn out which shall prove to be of great help to an actor.

Self-Assessment: Rehearsals will be recorded on camera and screening of the same will be done on premises for self-assessment of the participants.
Language of Instruction: Hindi and English

Your take away:
A chance to perform - All participants will perform in a theatrical play at the end of this intense and power-packed workshop in front of a supportive audience.

Pre-requisites - Age: Above 15 years

Workshop Mentor
The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Lalit Parimoo and his team.

Mr. Lalit Parimoo is a professional actor, working for over twenty years on stage, radio, movies and television. He graduated from Delhi University in the year 1985 with Political Science and since then has been active as an Actor. He has so far appeared in over forty stage plays,three hundred radio plays and more than sixty Television Serials & Films. Although he has the capacity and talent to perform various kinds of characters, which he has done in the past with considerable ease and naturalness, the main forte where he excels extraordinarily is the characters moulded in classical form. Influenced and a believer of the Method School of Acting, he is a serious and disciplined actor and is undoubtedly one of the finest talents available in the country. His work so far has been acclaimed and appreciated highly both by the audience and the media.

He also sincerely believes in letting every individual learn the basics of acting , discover the actor within himself, feel like an actor and learn to use this craft as a means of self-development and make his own individual life better. An actor has an impact on the society, particularly the youth. It is the duty of an actor to have an ideal in front of him of an evolved human being, so that he can be a source of inspiration to the masses to lead a life of values and set high moral standards. To know more about this philosophy, you can read his blog at
He has authored a book in Hindi “Main Manushya Hun” which has been launched in Mumbai.
He can speak and write Hindi, English and Kashmiri and has a fair understanding of Urdu Language.

Mr Parimoo in known for his performances as a major actor and has been highly appreciated for his varied roles in TV Serials like; Maila Anchal, Tumhare Liye, Abhi Nahin, Faasle, Kalakar, Misaal, Lakshya, Gaatha,  Shaktimaan, Noorjahan, Tajasvini, Intequam, Sparsh Ek Ahsas, Farz, Intezaar Aur Sahi, Bazaar, Apna Apna Aasmaan, Saaya, Viraat, Kangan, Kora Kaagaz, Apnapan, Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam, Basera, Mulk, Shakalaqa Boom Boom, C.I.D. and many more… He has also done roles in Hindi movies like 
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa, Agent Vinod etc. We will also see him in the soon to be released Vishal Bharadwaj’s Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’.
Acharya Lalit Parimoo has been imparting in-depth training since past 5 years to budding actors through his L P Academy of Abhinaya yog in Mumbai.

Workshop Details

Duration: 8 Days
Dates: 20th April to 27th April, 2014
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm. (may get extended)
Venue: Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Mahatrashtra, India
Fees: Rs. 16000.00 only (Includes lunch and tea/coffee)
Special Offer: Pay Rs. 14800.00 only if you enroll before 10th April, 2014

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please fill in the registration form and choose your preferred payment.
Do feel free to contact us for any further details.

Best regards.
Ruta Talwalkar
Partner, Living Bridge
First floor, Raviraj, above Vodafone Store,
D.P. Road, near Parihar Chowk, Aundh, Pune- 411007
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