Wednesday, 13 June 2018

NZCC is organizing ‘Jammu & Kashmir Theatre Festival 2018’

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Chandigarh 13th June:- North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) in collaboration with Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, Chandigarh is organising 'Jammu & Kashmir Theatre Festival 2018' at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh from June 13 to 15, 2018. It is for the first time in the history of the country that a theatre festival dedicated entirely to one state is presented in other state.

The festival opened with a Musical Play 'Gagan Damama Bajyo' based on the life and ideology of Shaheed Bhagat Singh written by Piyush Mishra and directed by Abhishek Bharti, Nritya Natya Kunj Cultural Society, Jammu. The Play highlights the fact that though the British rule has ended yet another form of tyranny has begun. For the common man only the rule has changed but their exploitation and harassments have not ended. The play traces the relevance of Shaheed Bhagat Singh ideology in the present scenario. The play raises a question-"Is this the India of Bhagat Singh's dream?"

The play starts in 1965 in Delhi where Battukeshwar Dutt a comrade is hospitalized and Markand Trivedi asks him "Is today's India is really the India of Bhagat Singh dream". The story of play then goes back to 1921 and again come back in 1994 and ends in Kanpur, where Shiv Verma another comrade of Bhagat Singh is alive. 'Gagan Damama Bajyo highlights the ideological learning of Bhagat Singh and also tries to project his thinking pattern. Relying on the combination of Music, Dance and visual effects relating to body Theatre this play is designed as the collage comprising of the important events of Bhagat Singh's life. With the synchronization of chorus and transformation to individual character their movements and the change over from one scene to another was affected without much ado. Director of the play very creatively portrayed prototype of socio- political scene of modern India against the background of Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom.

Ajay Singhal, Director, Haryana Kala Parishad, Haryana appreciated all the artists and Director of Nritya Natya Kunj Cultural Society, Jammu for this beautiful play presentation in the presence of Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director, NZCC, Patiala and Chairman, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sh. Kamal Arora and other dignitaries. NZCC, Patiala honored all the artists with Certificates.

Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan has informed that the play 'Ek Aur Birbal' directed by Sh. Rohit Bhatt, Vemedh Rangmanch, Jammu will be staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh on June 14, 2018.