7th International Theatre Festival kick-starts in Kolkata
The 7th International Theatre Festival, organized by Kalindi Bratyajon, was officially inaugurated by the State Minister of Power, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay in the august presence of the Director of Embassy, Cultural Relations, Italy, Dr. Andrea Baldi and Regional Director, ICCR, Goutam De.
Sovandeb Chattopadhyay congratulated the festival convener, Bratya Basu for taking such a huge and praiseworthy initiative each year for presenting a week-long global theatrical extravaganza before the theatre lovers of Bengal.
The audience was enthralled by the inaugural songs presented by Bachchan Sau, a very talented visually challenged singer. This was followed by the first theatrical performance from The Teatro nel Baule, Italy, a theatre company which does research on physical theatre – mime, pantomime, comedy of art and dance. There were two scintillating performances, one was Scetch and Scotch and the other Two. Simona Di Maio and Luca Di Tomasso deserve a special mention for their outstanding non-verbal display of physicality on stage.