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NEZCC mime workshop concludes

Moinul Haque during a performance. (File Photo) Moinul Haque during a performance. (File Photo)

Dimapur, February 17 (MExN): NEZCC, for the first time, organized a 10- day mime workshop for a group of school children from the Eastern Academy and Living Stone Higher Sec School which culminated in a mime production on two thematic presentations by the participants. The workshop was conducted by Moinul Haque, a renowned mime Artist from Assam. The theme of the two productions was ill effects on the environment due to deforestation and subsequent depletion of water sources making life difficult for human race.
NEZCC joint director Talinokcha said in a press note that the productions were staged at Eastern Academy and Living Stone Foundation School which was attended by a host of students and teachers. Moinul Haque also performed two numbers to the delight of the audience and the audience enjoyed the comedy element of his mime show.
Som Kamei, Director, NEZCC speaking in the function at Living Stone HSS, reminded the children of the need to develop and groom their personality to be responsible citizens.  He further said, “Participation in creative activities will help the children in their education as well as motivating their minds.”  Andrew Ahoto, Chairman of the School while addressing the children motivated them to inspire from the thematic mime presentations.  He also congratulated Moinul Haque, the Creative Director of the workshop for imparting training on mime to the participating students.

About Moinul Haque
Moinul Haque a reputed mime artist of Assam, is a self taught artist who has been performing mime since 1970’s. He has founded ‘Mime Academy’ the first of its kind in the north east in order to promote and teach the art to the younger generations.
Haque is a Senior Fellowship holder in the field of mime from the Department of Culture, Government of India and a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 2009.
His productions such as “The Thief”, “The Puppet”, “Mask Maker” and “Paisa” addressed social issues. While “The Bridge” was based on religious harmony, in “The Intrusion”, he delved into the issue of illegal migrants in Assam.

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