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Best in global theatre comes to town

The eighth Bharat Rang Mahotsav got off to a dazzling start with a performance by China?s Peking Opera on Monday.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2006 12:33 IST

The eighth Bharat Rang Mahotsav got off to a dazzling start with a performance by China’s Peking Opera on Monday. Organised by the National School of Drama, the extravaganza is the largest celebration in Asia of the best in global theatre.

This year, it features more than 60 plays, many of which are productions from abroad. The foreign productions will feature the works of Guan Lichun of China, Kiomars Moradi of Iran, Sunil Pokharel of Nepal and Usmaan Peerzada, Madeeha Gauhar and Malik Aslam of Pakistan.

The inaugural ceremony was at Kamani Auditorium with a scintillating performance by the Chinese opera. Tuesday saw Indian veterans in action. Gowri Ramnarayan of Chennai kick-started the day with Dark Horse followed by Sonaibibir Pala, a Bangla play by Kamaluddin Nilu of Bangladesh.

This was followed by Anuradha Kapur’s Romeo and Juliet and Katha Collage II by thespian Naseeruddin Shah. Aadhi Raat ke Bachchey, a play by upcoming director Abhilash Pillay, ended the day. The plays will be at NSD’s auditoriums, Shri Ram Centre and Kamani Auditoriums till January 14th. Tickets are priced at Rs 100, 50, 30 and 10.