HEMA MALINI.’S GURU DEEPAK MAJMUDARTOOK AWORKSHOP ON CLASSICAL DANCES FOR STUDENTS OF WHISTLINGWOODS
HE SAID — “Cinema gives glamour to Classical Dance and Dance gives art to Cinema
Mumbai, February 12, 2015:- “Art has to educate and entertain.” This was the key message of the connoisseur of Classical Dance, Deepak Mazumdar, who educated 400 students at the 5th VEDA event of Whistling Woods International (WWI) about the divine art form of classical dance. 5th VEDA in itself means ‘Natyashastra’, which teaches dance, acting and drama to develop the artistic skills of every human being.
It was one of the most exciting 5th VEDA evening for students who were glued to Maestro Deepak Mazumdar’s talk on Indian classical dance and its various forms, Hasta Mudras, emotions and postures, which brings grace in one as a whole. He demonstrated the subject through his mesmerising dances and also brought students on stage to learn and perform. Students enacted along with him the various mudras and bhavas present in dance.
Subhash Ghai, Founder and Chairman of WWI, shared his experiences through videos of classical dances of Vyajanthimala, Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai on big screen. He explained to the students that they remained super stars for decades mainly because of their training in classical dance.
“ JAZZ MUSIC IS SIMILAR TO INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISING AND KEEP FLOWING ‘ –“
Mumbai 12th March, 2015:- TEAM OF 5th Veda at Whistling Woods International (WWI) Initiated by Subhash ghai continues to raise the bar this week too with an exceptional and educational Jazz evening organized for the students. The program began with an entertaining and educating AV on Jazz Music , its origin , its culture and its influence on Indian cinema. Students listening who had never shown any interest in Jazz music did change his mind after witnessing a splendid Jazz performance by Karim Ellaboudi, a child prodigy on piano who’s also a skilled improvisational soloist, Benny Sones on drums and D Wood who’s also a Music teacher at WWI on guitar students were so much thrilled that they started participated and joined the band singing .
While interacting with students Karim revealed “Jazz can’t be described. Its about improvisation according to a theme. Its a forum which very uniquely is also an analogy for life.” He compared the similarities of Jazz music with indian classical music which allows a performer to improvise and go into ecstacy as much as he likes .
Undoubtedly The surprise element of the evening was a spontaneous Jazz performance by a group of Whistling Woods students which forced everyone in the audience to join in the melody praising their school ‘whisstlingwoods ‘ and its teachers . 300 students joined them clapping and resounding the hall with jazz band .
HERE IS A POSTER WHICH EXPLAINS WHAT IS 5TH VEDA .
BUT WWI has initiated 5th VEDA as a cultural club by students with professionals in the industry to connect with classical art and technique of every art . event happens on every thursday with all veterans and masters of their own arts .
5TH VEDA – A CULTURAL CLUB LAUNCHED AT WHISTLINGWOODS BY Vidya Balan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ON 30 JAN 2015
Celebrations included an exclusive performance by Sukhwinder Singh as a part of the 5th VEDA concept
Mumbai, January 30 2015: Whistling Woods International (WWI), India’s largest Film, Communication and Media Arts institute launched the 5th VEDA – a cultural hub and I-Pray room to promote art, culture and spirituality among their students. Showcasing their support towards this unique initiative, Vidya Balan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali graced the occasion and inaugurated the cultural hub and the meditation room.
Subhash Ghai, Chairman, WWI said, “I had originally envisioned these concepts, but could not initiate them because of the previous government changing stands on the existence of a global Institute like WWI. The 5th VEDA and the I-Pray room will give students a break from their regular routine and ensure art and meditation becomes a part of their daily life. We plan to open doors to other students and public eventually for their benefit.”
The 5th VEDA is a cultural movement to develop the artistic skills of the students in the field of Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry, Speech, Painting and all kind of art forms. Students shall attend events of performing arts by various artistes of India including students’ participation on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the week and discuss classic movies of the World Cinema. Vidya Balan and Dr. Arnott, Assistant Secretary, Australian Arts Ministry shared their thoughts on the importance of such initiatives. Sukhwinder Singh mesmerized the audience with his breath-taking performance.
WWI STUDENTS WENT GA GA ON POETRY SESSION WITH ROCKSTAR IRSHAD KAMIL AT 5TH VEDA ON MARCH 3 AT CAMPUS…
“Lyrics are a great device to understand and express life. Come out of your comfort zone and expand your creativity because it is like Social Work,” said Irshad Kamil,
“I am not here to enlighten you on songs and lyrics but ensure that you as students of Cinema will respect the art of writing lyrics and the writer while making or acting in films.”
Irshad explained the repertoires of writing lyrics for movies and poetries to Whistling Woods International students in his poetic manner. He delved more into the subject and highlighted current Bollywood scenario by saying, “We are losing touch with our native language whether it is Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi and this influx of western influence in our linguistics is harming poetry and its various forms. As a writer try not to cater to consumerism rather explore the unknown areas and set a benchmark for your writing.”
Some talented students surprised Irshad Kamil with their own songs and poetries and also sang to the tune of his lyrics from a popular film. The interaction wasn’t subjected to just writing lyrics but also challenge him to invent his own lines with the flow of the given one. Irshad Kami here emphasized on the fact that only rhyming isn’t poetry.
He said, “Rhyming is to ease the flow of poetry but thoughts are what makes up the poetry. Never compromise on them.”