Film and theatre lovers in Delhi, these are the best events to attend this summer
Plan your days, mark your calendars. These are the best theatre events to attend in the city.art and culture Updated: May 19, 2018 16:29 IST
The summers bring a sense of restlessness, brought on by the rising mercury levels. The desire to get out the humdrum routine of work, along with the sight of friends and colleagues planning their summer holidays, prompts one to pack bags and set off for a holiday to some far-off destination.
Summer Theatre Festival
The National School of Drama’s Summer Theatre Festival is an annual event that showcases plays by some of the most acclaimed playwrights in the country. The festival, this year, will be held from May 25 to June 18, 2018, in the city and will feature more than 10 plays. The Summer Theatre Festival will be held at Abhimanch Auditorium and Kamani Auditorium in the National Capital.
13th Habitat Film Festival
The festival will host a handpicked selection of 60 award winning feature films and documentaries from more than 20 languages of India. Commencing from 19th of May, the festival will be held at India Habitat Centre and capture the churning felt across industries with reference to stories, receptive engagement with technology and inventive production choices. It will also feature an Om Puri Tribute Retrospective and a K.A. Abbas Exhibition.
Navrasa Duende World Classic Movie Festival
A leading production house known for its unique global art and cultural events, Navrasa Duende will host the second edition of its successful movie festival from June 15 to 17, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. Featuring an appealing line-up from classics from world cinema, the festival will also include retrospectives on such acclaimed filmmakers as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and many others that cinema lovers wouldn’t want to miss.
Popular Theatre Festival
The Popular Theatre Festival will showcase several plays with various contemporary themes and issues relevant to our modern societies. The festival, beginning from the second week of May 2018 in New Delhi, will be on till mid-June, 2018, and the plays will be performed at the well-known Sri Ram Centre of Performing Arts.
The musical comedy will be re-imagined in a Broadway-style for the Indian stage with breath-taking sets and dazzling choreography. The love story of Aladdin and Jasmine and a celebration of his friendship with Genie will come to life with 350 costumes and 14 locations depicted on stage by 50 performers. Starting from the first weekend of July, the musical will be performed at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.
First Published: May 19, 2018 16:29 IST