Natyashastra calls Natyaveda a component of four vidha’s or aspects to create abhinaya. the Angika the body movements, the Vachika the spoken word, the satvika the emotional gradient, and finally aharya the costumes.
Kala academy had a workshop for its students on Angika abhinaya. since the students focus was on drama and not dance, we experimented with the concepts of Angahara, that is we start with a stanaka or the start movement, which is again starts with neutral, then we take the stance of the character, we then move on to the various walks, gaits, gestures until we have created our character. The various characters tell their story, with the help of the sutradhara.
Since panchatantra involved a narration with animals we opted for it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-u5qkdWEU