Bahuroopi theatre fest from April 6

For art enthusiasts

A tribute to ‘Gurudev’ -- poet Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birthday, the fest will see some of the finest productions being staged.

Sharing this with media persons, Director of Rangayana Prof Lingadevaru Halemane said this year’s theatre fest will be inaugurated by versatile actor and director Amol Palekar. Minister for Kannada and Culture Govinda Karajola will preside over the event, and Minister Ramdas will be present at the function which will be held at Vanaranga on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 pm.

The evening will see ‘Gora’, a stage adaptation of the novel by the same name written by Rabindranath Tagore. Plays will be held everyday at half hour gap, staring from 6.30 pm, at Bhooomigeeta,Vanaranga and Kalamandir. Tickets are priced at ` 30 per person and can be bought in advance starting from April 4, during working hours at Rangayana counter.
‘Maya Bazaar’ will be staged by famed Surabhi troupe from Andhra Pradesh on April 6 at 7 pm at Kalamandir.

Rabindra Sangeet and Manipuri dance will enthrall music and dance lovers at Vanaranga. ‘Dancing on glass’ play in Kannada will be staged on April 7 at 6.30 at Bhoomigeeta, while Hayavadana  in Manipuri will be performed at Kalamandir and Subhadra Parinaya in Kannada will be performed at Vanaranga the same evening.

Bengali play Bhanu Shingar will be performed at Bhoomigeetha on April 8 with ‘Nagalinga Leele’ in Kannada will be staged at Kalamandir and show of ‘Tea House’ in Kannada will be held at Vanaranga. ‘Suryasta’ in Hindi will draw audience at Bhoomigeeta on April 9, while Bengali Dance Drama ‘Chitrangada’ will entertain the audience at Kalamandir; and Mittabayalu Yamunakka in Kannada will be performed at Vanaranga.

Urdu play ‘Ghai Zaroori Log’ will be held at Bhoomigeeta on the last day of the fest with Kalamandir showcasing ‘Ranjabati Sen’ in Bengali and ‘Karala Bete’ in Kannada at Vanaranga.

This apart, there will also be book exhibitions, film shows, and discussions on Tagore’s writings in English, Tagore and Swadeshi movement, Tagore in Kannada sensibilities, Kannada translations of Tagore’s works by eminent speakers and academicians such as Dr U R Ananthamurthy and Dr Udayanarayana Singh, Director, Vishwabharati (Shantiniketan) in West Bengal.  

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