Asia’s big­gest drama fest at NSD is back

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - HT City | Lifestyle - Ruchika Garg ruchika.garg@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Whose theatre is it any­way– that’s the theme of this year’s Bharat Rang Ma­hot­sav, the an­nual theatre fes­ti­val of Na­tional School of Drama (NSD), Delhi. The 19th edi­tion will fea­ture 94 per­for­mances from 16 In­dian states and 12 coun­tries in­clud­ing Eng­land, Rus­sia, Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan, Ta­jik­istan, Ro­ma­nia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh will par­tic­i­pate.

“We want to boost our cul­tural ties with other coun­tries. Some of the play di­rec­tors are com­ing for a dis­cus­sion, too. Liv­ing leg­end se­ries, mas­ter classes, youth fo­rum and di­rec­tor’s meet will be an in­te­gral part of the fes­ti­val,” says Prof. Wa­man Ken­dre, di­rec­tor of NSD. This fes­ti­val will rep­re­sent var­i­ous facets of In­dian theatre in­clud­ing clas­si­cal, mod­ern, and folk per­for­mances such as Mar­siya, Kir­tan and Chaki­yar Koothu. World Theatre Fo­rum will also visit the cam­pus where emi­nent theatre per­son­al­i­ties will dis­cuss a wide range of top­ics.

The per­for­mances will be held at Ab­hi­manch, Open Air Theatre, Bahu­mukh and Sam­mukh at the NSD Cam­pus as well as LTG Au­di­to­rium, Ka­mani Au­di­to­rium and Shri Cen­tre for Per­form­ing Arts at Mandi House.

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/ HT

Ac­tor Nana Patekar in­au­grates NSD`s 18th Bharat Rang Ma­hot­sav

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