Today is World Theatre Day and to mark the occasion, the school of drama of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts showcased a variety of acting performances on Saturday.
Since 1962, World Theatre Day has been celebrated by International Theatre Institute (ITI) Centres, ITI Cooperating Members, theatre professionals, theatre organisations, theatre universities and theatre lovers all over the world on March 27. This day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “theatre”, and acts as a wake-up call for those who have not yet recognised its value.
Five performances were showcased in the hour-long show on Saturday at the Theatres Des Palmes, Mont Fleuri.
Drama instructor Kurt Lagrenade said World Theatre Day provides an opportunity for drama to be celebrated in different forms.
“Drama is not only about comedy, there are also aspects which are about real life situations and this is demonstrated as a form of art,” he said.
He expressed how impressed he was with the performances showcased as they were purely based on improvisation.
“Their course for this term is on improvisation and devising. There is a structure which they are working with but most of the words they practiced it merely two times so there wasn’t a script per se,” he said.
17-year-old Dyan Daro said he has been an acting student for the past two months.
“I enjoy acting because I like making people laugh. I hope to keep pursuing it until I get to work with people like Joseph Sinon,” he said.
Source : Seychelles NATION