Local dance troupe Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre, also a member of International Dance Council (CID) UNESCO, has launched an online self-development course titled ‘Upanayan’ for grooming the future dancers so that they can harmonise body, mind and thoughts while staying at home, says a press release.
‘It is strongly believed that the union of body, mind and thoughts inspire us to be creative and grooms us to remain healthy. “Upanayan” is such an attempt and hence it is open for all, though specially designed for grooming future dancers. Keeping pace with the new normal of the current world, this course is an attempt to harmonise body, mind and thoughts while staying at home,’ the release reads.
There are three major courses in the ‘Upanayan’ series including Onushilon (workout), Oddhoyon (reading and discussion) and Obhyash ( lifestyle, diet etc). The workout class is scheduled from 10 am to 12 noon every day, except Thursdays. These classes are being conducted by Pooja Sengupta, artistic director of Turongomi.
Pooja Sengupta said, ‘We have been teaching these contents to the members of Turongomi repertory and students of Turongomi School of Dance using online platforms for the last two and half months. We observed that both physical and mental conditions of the participants have improved. So we decided that the classes should be accessible to everyone. People from different walks of life including architects, doctors and others have joined our online classes to ease stress and anxiety amid COVID-19 crisis.’
Those interested can register themselves by contacting Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre on Facebook or Instagram. People can also call 01688932221 for registration and further assistance.
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