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Jaipur to Host 8th Theatre Olympics

The Pink City, Jaipur is all ready to co-host the 8th Theatre Olympic for the very first time in India. The event organised by National School of Drama (NSD) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Ravindra Manch Society and Art & Culture Department, Government of Rajasthan.
Jaipur to Host 8th Theatre Olympics
  • The fest will cover 17 cities in India with more than 25,000 artists performing 450 shows, 600 ambience performances and 250 youth shows
  •  There will be 15 plays between consisting of international, national, and folk theatre forms. 
  • Folk production Satya Harishchandra (directed by Choudhary Chajjan Singh), specially invited plays such as Bali (directed by K S Rajendran), Gokulmirgamana (directed by B V Karanth), and Mirza Sahibaan (directed by G S Channi) going to be the highlights of the event. 

Significance

The 8th Theatre Olympics is an opportunity to highlight the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Many folk forms from the state have already been showcased during the festival. This international festival will give a boost to the folk and theatre performers,

History of Theatre Olympics

The Theatre Olympics was established in 1993 in Delphi, Greece, on the initiative of the famous Greek theatre director, Theodoros Terzopoulos. The event presents some of the achievements of the greatest theatre practitioners from around the world.


Jaipur to Host 8th Theatre Olympics Jaipur to Host 8th Theatre Olympics Reviewed by insiya yadav on March 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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