Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur in collaboration with Taramani Foundation is all set to host the Jaipur Theatre Fest 2022. By Karan Kaushik
Jaipur Theatre Fest 2022
With COVID-19 restrictions being relaxed in Rajasthan, Jaipur is ready to welcome theatre lovers at the Jaipur Theatre Fest 2022. The three-day festival is being organised by the Jawahar Kala Kendra and Taramani Foundation.
The theatre fest, 25th April to 29th April, will commence with a talk show about the festival. This will be followed by a mix of English, Hindi, and Urdu plays. Several talk shows will be held at the festival under the banner ‘Kalasambandhi’.
One of the main talk shows will discuss Maharashtra’s Lavni folk art. Visitors must also look forward to a story recital titled Mughal Baccha by Mahmood Ali.
Other topics that would be deliberated through talk shows during the Jaipur Theatre Fest include Sangeet Bari, patron of artists, audience or customers, and many more.
Gayatri Rathore, IAS, Director General, Jawahar Kala Kendra said that folk art and theatre are ways through which people depict their stories and lives which appeal to diverse communities. “Jaipur Theatre Fest 2022 is a unique initiative. We are hopeful that the audience will acknowledge the efforts of theatre artists who have had a tough time during the pandemic,” she said.
Rathore added that theatre is one of the best ways to celebrate the glorious history and vibrant culture of Jaipur.
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Anuradha Gogiya, Addt. Director General, Jawahar Kala Kendra said that the pandemic has affected theatre as an art form. “We appreciate the efforts of Taramani Foundation to bring all theatre artists from various platforms and cities together for the fest that the audience will thoroughly enjoy,” she said.
Ulka Mayur’s Cast of All Shame will be a major highlight of the fest. The theatre artist from Mumbai promises to present an engaging and empowering experience through soulful poetry and stories.
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Theatre stalwart Alok Chatterjee will present the play Aisa Hi Hota Hai. The play is based on the director’s journey in the world of theatre. Play Kenchuli in Rajasthani and Hindi will also be staged.
The prestigious Repertory Company of the National School of Drama will present the play Bayin by late theatre director-actor and activist Usha Ganguly.
The festival’s special attraction will be poet Kalidasa’s Abhigyan Shakuntlam, directed by Padmashree Vidushi Rita Ganguly. The play will display classical theatre in its highest form. On the last day, of the theatre fest, the play Unchai will be performed.
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