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NE to participate in indigenous theatre festival
Published on 28 Mar. 2011 11:32 PM IST
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The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi in collaboration with Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati is organising the Indigenous Theatre Festival of North East India to be held from April 2 to 30 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) complex. Sources from the IGNCA says that the festival will consist of Cultural Performances from April 2 to 10, Workshop on Indigenous Theatre of North East India: Past, Present and Future from April 4 to 7, DIGH-BANI: an Exhibition on the Textiles of North East India from April 2 to 30 and Crafts Bazar and Food Court from April 2 to 10.
Artistic Director of IGNCA Theatre Festival, Prof. Lokendra Arambam said that the insight of the festival was to expose the the indigenous theatres of North East India which had contributed substantially to the development of artistic and cultural discourse of the eight States through their original pristine forms, substantiated from ritual, dramatic encounters and other proto-theatrical traditions for documentation by the IGNCA.
The objective of the festival is to showcase the region’s unique theatre traditions before a wider audience comprising national and regional audience and to draw its attention to the vitality, strength and stability of the rich theatre forms of the north east Indian communities.
As many as 16 folk traditional plays from the north eastern states will be performed every day from 6-30 pm onwards from April 2 to 10.

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