Creative thought process is a continuous evolution process and its importance in management education is widely acknowledged. From business management perspective, when we talk about innovation, we simply promote the importance of creativity in business process.
Theater is an earlier version of creativity and it is still an important creative canvas which depicts the contemporary socio-cultural reflection of a society. Management students can get a good exposure to real-life creative thought process from this kind of Art. Imperial College of Business Studies organized such a Theater Workshop in its campus on 2nd of February, 2013. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Nav Kishlay, a Professional coach, Trainer, Life skills coach, Hypnotherapist, Actor, Director, Writer and Musician.
Mr. Nav is a Certified Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) from David J Lincoln International, London, U.K. He is accredited by ANLP (Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming), India Chapter. He is also a certified Trainer in Train the Trainer courses for the same and is licensed to issue ANLP, India Chapter.
Talking about the Art of theater the basic aspect of this Art is Acting and performance. In this workshop, the participants were shown a glimpse of the skill of theater through the concepts of emoting and body state. The methodologies used are Neuro-linguistic programming, Role play, Games, David Farmer dramatic Intervention.
Students are given their names and they start working on the workshop from the same day. This allows the individuals to work with the team and formulate their own opinion about the story, characters, script and narration.
There were some important out turns from the workshop. The students, if interested in this whole creative art, can get opportunity to work on this line of creative domain as mentioned below.
- The participants who would be interested further to be a part of the group would get a chance to Perform with Group Called BEING at different places Like In The Pink & Rangashankara in Bangalore.
- The participants would a chance to be a part of (as Actors, Directors, Script Writers, Musician, Pre & Post Production Members)
- The Participants would get a chance to be a part of annual Full Length Play HUMMEIRAH which is slated to be performed at Rangashankara (Bangalore), Shri Ram Center((Delhi), Prtihvi Theater(Mumbai) from July 2013 to November 2013.
The students of Imperial College were overwhelmed to learn the Art of theater performance from a very different perspective. This different technique of learning an Art can give a very different insight in honing one’s management skills as well. After all, management education is not only about developing one’s management skill, but it is more about understanding the whole management development process holistically and trying to use the best out of it. And Imperial College of Business Studies always emphasizes on this fact.