Theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor blazes forth this year with her own theatre company, Junoon. She has powered the dynamics behind Prithvi Theatre for 22 years, carrying forward the legacy of her parents Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor, and her grandfather Raj Kapoor.
Junoon is the crystallisation of her passionate desire to make performing arts a way of life for our young ones.Junoon has kicked off its inception this year with a bevy of exciting theatre workshops under the programme Arts at Play, for children, at different locations across Mumbai. And won rave reviews from parents and kids alike. “Arts at Play is the 22-year-old Summertime with Prithvi programme in a new avatar. So it is not a new programme. It now comes under Junoon’s umbrella and is called Arts at Play. However, with Arts at Play we shall offer year round engagement with the arts for children and families as well as schools. We are offering a variety of professional art programmes to schools as well,” explains Sanjna.
“It is my strong belief that the arts have to be an integral part of a healthy society, and are as essential as clean water, good air, roads, power, schools, medical facilities, etc. Taking the professional arts to children is one of Junoon’s programmes.” Community centres As part of the larger picture, Sanjna is hoping to seed neighbourhood community centres that will develop into hubs: oases in the maddening world where one can rejuvenate and enrich one’s ‘batteries’.
Shilpi Madan for Deccan Herald