Learning theatre related through various activities, the knowledge produced, reproduced and studied in these field may use different methods of analysis or focus on different elements associated with theatrical activities. Theatre has traditionally focused on the analysis of texts and has been influenced by the development of a variety of literary theories. Focuses on the study of literature and theatrical performances and methods of study include literary theories and methods of analysis imported from disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences such as philosophy, sociology and history. ‘Performance Studies’ focuses on non-literary dramas and theatrical elements in all cultural performances and scholars utilize methods of analysis imported from a range of different disciplines from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences including literary theory, anthropology, sociology and philosophy. Atharv Academy is an association which gathers experts in the field of performing arts as well as social workers, School and college going boys and girls, teachers, professors, workers, experts on new media, and others with an interest in promoting drama in education and arts.
Atharv Academy is further promotion of drama and theatre in all aspects of educative, artistic and social work through projects, workshops, seminars, expert meetings and work presentations.
Theatre has a lot of personal benefits for young generation. It helps with building self-confidence, speaking in public, and developing interpersonal skills. Drama will help youngesters to be more aware of how your physical presentation can effect the way people see you. Ethically, it provides the motivation to start to evaluate your own values and beliefs.
Children of all ages love to pretend. They mimic things they see in everyday life. In preschool, they recreate familiar roles and events. In school age, they act out stories, creating original plots, adapting fairy tales or children’s books. For young children, the theater arts are best thought of as informal endeavors that extend the natural habits of play and learning. Children learn the basics of structuring their “pretending” for presentation to an audience. More advanced skills—acting, directing, scene and costume design, playwrighting, and stage management—come after elementary school.
In addition to creating theater in its many forms, children benefit from seeing it. Theater for young audiences, also known as children’s theater, is dramatic theater performed by professionals specifically for an audience of children.
As young children take part in drama, they gain many benefits:
Knowledge of and skill in theater arts.
Improved literacy skills—reading, writing, and speaking.
Development of imagination
Social growth and the ability to work with others.
A healthy release of emotion.
Fun and recreation.
Need to support theatre for children, children is one who learn and carry the rich art cultural heritage generation to generation. Children who not only enjoy participating actively in production but learn and enjoy watching performances also. With an aimed of supporting, encouraging and promoting ‘Children’s Theatre’,
Atharv academy planing to conduct workshop for young school and college going childrens during their vacation and holidays in coming years and drama production for them which would be showcase at different venues.