BALURGHAT: A seven-day drama workshop jointly organised by West Bengal Natya Ekademi and South Dinajpur District Information and Cultural Office has started at Balurghat Natyatirtha on Sunday.According to the organisers, the main stress has been given on ‘body movement’ which is an essential part of the drama, while the trainees who have participated in it will learn different body movements, gestures and postures practically from popular Kolkata based theatre personalities. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePopular theatre personality and director, Abhi Chakraborty said: “We have targetted to train new boys and girls who have enough potential in this particular sector of drama. Maximum stress has been given on body movements that they will learn from us while performing on stage. Sometimes it becomes tough for them to come to Kolkata to get groomed. Natya Ekademi used to organise such workshops every year. We are thankful to DICO too.” Apart from South Dinajpur, participants from Malda, Raiganj and Bankura take part in the workshop. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBalurghat has rich cultural heritage and background. The town has four auditoriums where theatres have been showed in winter. “We are happy to take part in the workshop. It will help us to improve our performances in near future. We are grateful to Natya Ekademi to select Balurghat where the workshop takes place,” said a trainee, Keya Das, who is participating in it. DICO Santanu Chakraborty said: “The workshop started in Balurghat on Sunday and to be continued till November 3. Talented local boys and girls associated with stage performance will definitely get benefitted from it. Around 16 trainees have participated on Sunday’s workshop.” Professor of Rabindrabharati University Tarun Pradhan along with drama directors from Kolkata Sudipto Kundu and Sumit Kumar Roy also participated in the workshop.