‘Bhand Pather’ part of national theatre workshop
Srinagar, Oct 2: The traditional theatre of Kashmir ‘Bhand Pather’ is being showcased at a National level theatre workshop organized by National Academy of Music Dance and Drama, New Delhi in collaboration with Natrang Jammu.
According to a communiqué, this is the first occasion, when the traditional practioners are interacting with the experts of contemporary theatre.
Noted theatre personality, Balwant Thakur, said this new initiative was ought to infuse a new creative energy and artistic momentum to one of the most colorful art form of Kashmir. The workshop is being conducted by Moti lal Kemmu who is a living legend of Kashmiri playwriting and theatre and has been conferred the highest Indian honor both in literature and performing arts, the communiqué said.
It said, four new creative interventions were being infused through the top experts of the field. The communiqué said: Mushtaq Ali a prominent actor of Kashmir will work on infusing new creative energy in Bhand acting styles; Amin Bhatt will work on the possibilities of new innovations of direction in ‘Bhand Theatre’; senior Kashmiri playwright, Sajood Sailini will work on the exploration of new scripts in Bhand style of writings; Bhawani Bashir who is a trained graduate from National School of Drama, New Delhi will undertake the mission of underlining strengths of traditional design and craft patterns in Bhand Theatre and will prompt new generation of Bhand performers to evolve new visual poetry.
The event in Kashmir is being coordinated by eminent playwright and director, Nissar Naseem, the communiqué added.
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