What do you get when you put 60 people (students & staff at LLA) in a circle and also arm them with plastic drums, paint buckets and bamboo sticks?
A Drum Circle of course!
Now add to this elements such as a bonfire, a full moon, heavy duty energy, group synergy, harmony, sound, rhythm, percussion and Divakar Subramaniam, a percussionist and founder of the School of Indian Film Music (SIFM) at Chennai and what results is sheer symphony. A hard to ‘beat’ combination!
What has a drum circle got to do with photography?
It’s a great way to explain to the students about the importance of aspects like team work, communication, concentration, observation, listening, coordination and timing and to help them express themselves without inhibitions and to work effectively with one other. It is also helpful in relieving anxiety & stress, in sensitizing the students to appreciate the diversity around us, in unifying people and in enhancing one’s morale.