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Ms. Cara Hagan, Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, Appalachian State University USA, gave a lecture-demonstration on “Use of dance as a medium for films” on March 9, 2016.

The American dancer, who is a theatre artist and film maker, used role play to help the students understand how the camera should follow a dancer. She then screened a few short films where dance was used to communicate strong messages without verbal support.

The two-hour session gave the students a new insight as to how dance can be used as a medium of communication in films. The interactive session that followed was very lively with the students posing a wide range of questions on the subject.

Ms Hagan was accompanied by Ms Manisha Gulyani, Secretary, Thirak India Cultural Society, Jaipur. Ms Gulyani herself is a well-known Kathak dancer and has performed in several countries.

The lecture-demonstration was attended by students of the School of Communication and the School of Humanities and Social Science.

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