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Theatre Festival at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:4/5/17: Theatre lovers can enjoy plays from across the state in the capital city. As many as 12 plays are being performed at Bhanjakala Mandap, which will continue till May 12. Organised by the State Culture Department and Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy and Odisha Natya Sangha, plays from various parts of the state will be part of this festival that has already kick started from May 1.The organisers said that the monthly theatre “Natyadhara” organised at Bhanjakala Mandap on first three days of every month had been halted due to renovation works going on here. After the auditorium was fully operational once again the monthly theatre festival started with the festival of previous three months included this month.

Established theatre troupe Shatabdira Kalakara had  staged its play “Babaji”, which is the first modern Odia play written by Jaganmohan Lala and re-written by Gopal Chhotray, on the opening evening. Plays like “Mruganabhi” by Kalakara from Balasore, “Pili Saja” by Rangabhumi from Bhubaneswar, “Salam” by Rangakarmee, ‘Nacha, Manisha pari naacha’ by International theatre, ‘Barbara” by Samrat Siye Kalara Pujari, “Sua’” by Kalaparishad from Dhenkanal, ‘Thunta Gacchara Chhai” by Manan, “Ugresan Ubacha” by Shrashta from Balasore, “Adha Adha” by Charlie Chaplin from Dhenkanal, “Bhuligale Bhala” by Pranati Kala mandir from Puri and “Pratirupa” by Ame Srusshti from Bhubaneswar have been scheduled to be performed.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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