mime academy is only one of its kind in India concerning study
and training of pantomime and allied arts and craft .
govt. of West Bengal made a bequest of a plot of land in the
city of Calcutta in 1972. The academy was built on such premises
with generous contributions from the public . It begun
foundation in 1975 .
academy is engaged in the revival of 3000 years old art of
Indian pantomime , and training student in that art . The
courses set up by the academy is comprehensive and all
encompassing. It stresses on the plasticity of the body-a basic
requirement of mime which is brought about by general physical
training , stylized p.t , meaningful p.t , ballet exercises ,
various movements of thematic acting , and a special course of
mime p.t and some practice of yoga .
the same time students also learn about human anatomy and
physiology theory and evolution of mime , birth and growth of
dramatic arts of modern day theatre , stagecraft and stage-decor
lighting and Indian dance sound and music , make-up ,
choreography and esthetics .
academy is affiliated by Sangeet Natak Academy government of
India . The students qualified from the academy are eligible for
national cultural scholarships given by govt. of India.
faculty running the academy is composed of highly competent
teachers guide of the subjects taught . Moreover several noted
artistes are attached to it as visiting professors . There are
educational tours organized by the academy for its students .
When the students become quite well-trained they are allowed to
demonstrate onstage to make them well-versed in stage production
. The academy also gives coaching to student from aboard . All
the facilities provide to the students at a nominal charge .
mime academy thrives on the love and interest shown to it by the
art of loving people , and hopes to be equally favored in