National School of Drama Bengaluru Centre announced Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava- A10 days National theatre festival

April 14 2016,  15.25 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Bangalore, April 14, 2016: National School of Drama Bengaluru Centre, is dedicated to Southern region of India, started a well structured one year intensive course in Acting from the year 2014 – 2015.  NSD Bengaluru Centre has 20 Students from different states of South India (Karnataka, Telangana, Seemandhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep).

National School of Drama Bengaluru Centre announced Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava- A10 days National theatre festival

National School of Drama Bengaluru Centre announced Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava- A10 days National theatre festival

As part of curriculum, NSD Bengaluru Centre is organizing 10 days of National theatre festival in the name of “Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava” collaborating with Department of Kannada & Culture, Government of Karnataka. The Inauguration of “Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava” is on April 20, 2016 at 6.30 PM by Shri. Girish Karnad, Renowned Playwright, and Jnanapeeth Award Recipient. Chief Guest Smt. Umashree, Hon’ble Minister of Kannada & Culture. Presided by Dr. K Marulasiddappa, Renowned Critic and Thinker. The Festival starts with the Hindi Play “Mohe Piya” directed by Prof.Waman Kendre (Director, NSD New Delhi) at Gurunanak Bhavan, Bengaluru.

The Closing ceremony of “Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava” is on 29th April 2016 with Malayalam play “Charithrapusthakathilekkuoredu” directed by Jose Koshy at Gurunanak Bhavan, Bengaluru.

National School of Drama Bengaluru Center: R.R.C Bangalore, with a view to take the theatre movement to the grass root level and to make it more accessible to theatre workers, it was decided to decentralize the Extension Programme and set up Regional Resource Centres in various zones of the country. The first such center, covering the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry, was set up in Bangalore in 1994. The Centre has been very active and has organized quite a large number of workshops in collaboration with State agencies and local theatre groups.
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Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava:

   The present “Dakshina Bharatha Rangotsava” festival consists of important plays from the southern parts of India as well as Northern states of India which are unique in style, design and different dialects.

The festival is opening on April 20th 2016 at 6.30 pm with the Hindi play “Mohe Piya” is an adaptation of the play Madhyam Vyayog by Bhasa revolves around Bhima, Ghatotkacha, Hidimba and a Brahmin family. The play is performing by the team Rangapeeth from Mumbai and Directed by Prof. Waman Kendre (Director, NSD New Delhi).

On the Second day on 21st April 2016 at 6.30pm the Gillo Theatre Repertory, Mumbai is presenting the play “Taoos Chaman ki Myna” is the Work is on in full swing at the Royal Peacock Garden to install a Wondrous Cage that will house forty talking hill mynas. Adaptated and Directed by Sri.Atul Tiwari.
“Tukke pe Tukka” a Hindi Play where Tukku, the son of a rich landlord has never been to school. He grows up whiling away his time playing street games and flying kites with his cronies bringing about a kind of lumpen culture. It’s a source of Urdu story by Naiyer  Masud presented on the 22nd April 2016 at 6.30pm presenting by the team Rang vidhushak, Bhopal which is adapted and directed by Sri.Bansi kaul .

On 23rd April 2016 at 6.30 pm “Tamaasha” a Kannada Play presented by the Rangayana, Dharwad. Tamaasha is folk theatre which gives importance to enactment of Bhakti, rituals and also entertainment. Which is Directed by Prof. Ganesh Chandan Shive and Playwright by D S Chougale.
“Chatushkon” a Hindi Play. It’s a well known fact that we’re trying to control things in a relationship but does not guarantee love. It rather validates the lack of trust and sheer reluctance to accept the truth. The essence of this assumption is implicit in the play 'Chatushkon'. The play is a powerful story of ambition, love, trust and betrayal set in a modern world. The play will be performed by Aakar Kala Sangam, Delhi on 24th April 2016. Bratya Basu is a playwright and Directed by Prof. Suresh Bharadhwaj.

On 25th April 2016, “Aagamana”  a Kannada musical play opens with an enormously wealthy older woman Mrs Janaki Jhingania returning to her former hometown with a dreadful bargain. which is adapted and directed by Sri. Suresh Anagalli and performing by Aneka from Bengaluru.

On 26th April 2016, a Tamil play “Kuthirai Muttai” where the story deals with certain incidents that occur in the life of a fool who calls himself ‘Paramaratha Guru’. For long years he lives all alone in an ashram but one day he decides to have his own followers. The play is directed by Sri. Shanmugaraja and playwright by Veeramamunivar and the play is presented by Nigazh Theatre Centre, Madhurai.

On 27th April 2016, a Telugu play “Nayakuralu Nagamma” presented by the Satkala bharathi, Hyderabad. This play is about the first women Minister in Indian History Nagamma, who belonged to 12thcentury.  This is a real story which had happened about 800 years ago.   Playwright by N S Narayana Babu and play Directed by Dr. Kotla Hanumantha Rao.

“Mukhyamantri” a Kannada play where Set in an atmosphere of swaying political loyalties, Mukhyamantri follows the protagonist – the Chief Minister of any State – who is intent on retaining his position through the elections. The pace of the play is like a flowing river – only signifying the eternal continuance of the state of matters. The play is performing by Kalagangotri on 28th April 2016. Translated to Kannada by T S Lohitashwa and Directed by Dr. B V Rajaram.

“Charithrapusthakathilekkuoredu” a Malayalam play where the rural interiors of Kerala were once entertained and enthralled by the series of Cycle Yajnam (Cycle Circus) by Kochanthony (Anthony) and his group. But later in the following decades the avalanche of different means of entertainments shadowed the glory of cycle yajnam and the cycle performers were eventually passed on to the oblivion. The play is performing by The Invisible Lighting solutions on 29th April 2016. The play is Directed by Sri. Jose Koshy, a story by T V Kochubhava and Stage adaptation by James Elia.