Have we lost the charm of traditional forms of entertainment ? (Indian…
Have we lost the charm of traditional forms of entertainment ?
Traditional Entertainment forms- Circus, street play, open air theatre, puppet shows, weekly fair, live shows- Drama, theatre, festivals, Village Fairs, Flea markets, Folk Dance performance, Radio, magician
Cultural changes have an impact on every aspect of a person’s life, Busy Schedules
Folk Dance/ stories use to be enacted / performed at the temple / Church/ City center
Get together of groups, chatting, enjoying together, human touch
Technology driven - Fast paced-
At the click of a button one can view any show and multiple times
Customs, beliefs have changed along with lifestyle
Dance forms like kathak, kathakali, mohiniatyam, lavani,odissi,Bharathnatyam
Indian Music- Children learnt from very early age, acceptance to other culture in modern world
Open Air theatre, Rangshankara, Slam Poetry contest, live music showcased at various events, Theatre, Magic shows in B'day parties ...pottery making
Difficult to locate- Special equipment and instruments that were used
It was a mode of earning for many people and now due to lack of students, technology, other jobs.
Sattriya - among oldest classical Assamese origin dance
Kutiyattam - Sanskrit theatre dance form from Kerala , Dravidian era dance is recognized by UNESCO
Choliya of Kumaon - Uttarakhand ; Kalbeliya Rajasthan
Cultural committees at school/universities are committed to revive the art forms
Reality shows, talent shows, Festivities in apartments, cultural fates have been showcasing the various traditional entertainment forms
helped in developing imagination, creativity and observation skills in the children.
Radio- Online radio thru Google home, Alexa and apps ; National school of drama, Art galleries in malls, public places, Flash mobs
Grade 6- June 2020