Indian mythology depicted through Romanian opera and Thailand's theatrical styles, Lithuanian contemporary dance forms and Bhutanese classical dances -- all this and more will be seen in an international theatre fest beginning in Kolkata on Thursday.
The third International Theatre Festival organised by the West Bengal-based Kalindi Bratyajon theatre group will run from June 5 to 11 at the Star Theatre.
Lithuanian contemporary dancers (Getty)
Aimed to give denizens of the eastern metropolis a taste of international theatre, the event will showcase art forms from Romania, Lithuania, Bhutan and Thailand in addition to acts from Bhopal, Delhi and Bengal-based groups.
"Audiences need to know about different forms of theatre across the world and not just regional theatre," said Bratya Basu, director of Bratyajon, during the event's curtain raiser Wednesday.
Thai theater artist (HT Photo)
Lithuania will be represented by award-winning modern dance artist Loreta Juodkaite who will give the audiences a glimpse of a unique act inspired by the salamander, an amphibian.
Delhi-based Circle Theatre will enact a Hindi version of Basu's play "Seventeenth July", dedicated to the victims of the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat.