Established by our very own and very famous National School of Drama, Bharat Rang Mahotsav, abbreviated as Bharangam was established over a decade ago with the aim of stimulating the growth of theatre kala in the country. However, it expanded and inculcated international frontiers under its umbrella and is now the largest theatre festival of Asia.
Theatre is a form of art which is, in all its real form, by the people, from the people and to the people but unfortunately the culture is diminishing. In this time of cholera, this eighteen days event is a third world experience where groups, artists, actors from all over the world come together to nurture this art form.
Theatre is but a true expression of impermanence. The beauty, the magic, the joy of coming together and evolving into a miracle called Life is the true essence of theatre. Each year we gather together to celebrate this expression, this dynamism of learning and growing…
Festival is not just a collection of performances from various regions; it is also a coming together, sharing and evolving. NSD being primarily an academic institute takes definite initiative to develop the culture of discourse. This attempt has led to the conception of three seminars- “Today in Today’s Theatre”, “Emerging Trends” and “Rediscovering the Magic of Theatre- World theatre Forum”. World Theatre Forum, is an attempt of creating a common platform for artists, researchers and scholars from all disciplines and areas, across the globe. Eminent theatre personalities as well as speakers from various Nations (Afghanistan, Armenia, India, Italy, New York, Norway, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand and others) will be participating.
The National School of Drama’s annual theatre festival – will begin on February 1 with the theme “Breaking Borders”. Besides Indian theatre groups, theatre artists from 12 countries will participate in the 18-day event that will conclude on February 18. Sixty-nine plays will be performed on seven different stages, making for 150 performances that theatre aficionados can treat themselves to.
The tickets for the festival will be available online and would be released in a three-phase manner for the convenience of the audience. Tickets are priced between Rs.50 to Rs.200.
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