UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

LokaKala Academy



INTRODUCTION TO LOKAKALA ACADEMY

                 India smiles to the entire world with its dazzling multi- dimensional and multi-coloured cultural traditions and has made itself known as a global marvel! Each Indian State proudly flaunts a myriad pattern of its very own customs, rituals, beliefs and ethnicity. Each Social Sect has its own Deity who is revered to  -  the deities differing from one to another and with each different deity, the worship practices vary too. These practices essentially include invoking the Gods; worshipping them; proclaiming 'Navas' seeking the Deity's help to fulfill their cherished desires followed by offering 'oblations' that were promised to the Deity during the proclamation. These rituals help the inherent artistic skills of the devotees to emerge as full-bloomed realities! These multi-faceted artistic talents offer shape and 'form' to the social fabric thereby embracing the 'soul' of the society at all planes - right from austerity to entertainment! The modern trend observed today is the escalating inclination towards entertainment. Entertainment has emerged as a new full-fledged independent profession and crores are being invested. The young generation has been privileged to go in this as a full-time profession.

 

 

               By offering a high- magnitude course through its 'Lok Kala Academy', Mumbai University has added an important and indispensable dimension to the said profession. Mumbai University successfully established 'Lok Kala Academy' on the 12nd August 2004 and includes a Scientific Training Course in Experimental Folklore offering a Post Graduate Diploma to the students. The said Course is inclusive of Training in different types of Folklore Dance Patterns like Lavni, Mujra, Dashavtari Nritya, Waghyamurli Nritya, Gondhali Nritya and many others; various Song Patterns like Gan, Gavlan, Lavni, Kataav and Shilkaar; in addition, Training is also imparted in Percussion instruments like Dholki, Dimdi, Sambal and Pakhvaaj. Leading Folklores of Maharashtra like Jagran-Gondhal, Bharud, Powada, Dashavtaar, and Tamasha through Theory and Practical Demonstrations.

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