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IAPAR international theatre festival to act as cultural exchange platform

New themes, new forms will be the order of the coming weeks when stalwarts like Argentinian Juan Cruz Bracamonte will bring his ‘Madragora Circus,’ a wordless theatre performance, or Japan’s Atsushi Kakumoto will personally hold a workshop on Physical Theatre.

pune Updated: Nov 01, 2017 14:53 IST
Prachi Bari
The venues of the festival include Namdev Sabhagruha, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, MCC Tilak Road.
The venues of the festival include Namdev Sabhagruha, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, MCC Tilak Road. (HT PHOTO)

It will be one of the most rewarding 12 days for any theatre buff when the world’s best theatre personalities will descend on Pune.

New themes, new forms will be the order of the coming weeks when stalwarts like Argentinian Juan Cruz Bracamonte will bring his ‘Madragora Circus,’ a wordless theatre performance, or Japan’s Atsushi Kakumoto will personally hold a workshop on Physical Theatre.

This and a lot more is in store for the second IAPAR International Theatre Festival begins on 1 November.

The venues of the festival include Namdev Sabhagruha, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, MCC Tilak Road.

“The festival is an effort to offer a platform for strong cultural exchange and creating global connections,” said Vidyanidhi Prasad Vanarase, director, International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR).

International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR) is a network of artistes and arts professionals seeking to exchange ideas, increase opportunity within the arts community and connect all within it.

The festival is being supported by Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul) Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra Cultural Centre and Kalachhaya Cultural Centre, Pune.

The festival will hold a number of workshops as well as plays. The festival will open with ‘Ghazab Teri Adaa’ by the National School of Drama Repertory Company script, whose music and direction has been done by Waman Kendre.

It is based on the play by Waman Kendre, inspired by Aristophanes’ ‘Leastrata’.