Bhand Pather workshop ends
Srinagar, Oct 10: The 10-day Bhand Pather workshop organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi and Natrang Jammu, concluded at Gagribal here today, with a pledge to give new momentum and life to this age-old performing art tradition of Kashmir.
According to a communiqué, 20 young writers and directors of Bhand Pather groups of Kashmir participated in the workshop and received training in new methodologies of play scripting and direction without changing the traditional essence of Bhand Pather.
Workshop organizer, Balwant Thakur said 20 new concepts and scripts were developed in this workshop, which were being produced by their respective groups and would be staged from October 22 at different places of Kashmir.
“This is going to create history when 20 new plays interspersed with new thoughts and innovations will be added to the repertoire of Bhand Groups.” Eminent playwright and theatre director, Moti Lal Kemmu was the workshop Director who stayed with the participants for the entire period and inspired them to develop new concepts and scripts, the communiqué added.
The creative exercise was conducted with the help of a director, nine top experts and three assistants, it said adding the eminent experts who conducted different sessions included Nissar Naseem who presented the concept ‘Searching plots for Bhand Pather style of theatre’; Amin Bhatt sensitized the participants on ‘Possibilities of New innovations in Direction of Bhand Pather’; Bhawani Bashir’s subject was ‘Underlining strengths of Traditional design and Craft patterns in Bhand Pather’; Sajood Sailini attempted on ‘Exploration of New Scripts in Bhand Pather Styles’; Mushtaq Ali’s session focused on ‘Infusing new creative energy in Bhand Acting Styles’; Dr. Farooq Faiyaz brought before them an analytical study of ‘Kashmiri Folk Lore and Bhand Pather’; Balwant Thakur equipped them with the techniques of ‘Managing a Theatre Group Professionally’; Ravi Kemmu inspired to effectively incorporate ‘Use of other traditional Performance modes in Bhand Pather’ and Anil Tickoo elaborated on ‘Imaginative use of Costumes and Properties in Bhand pather’.
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