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Staging new trends in performing arts

The 6-day long festival by Sahitya Kala Parishad will be held at Kamani Auditorium until December 12 whereas events of last two days will be organised at LTG Auditorium

Staging new trends in performing arts

Delhi Government's art and culture wing Sahitya Kala Parishad is going to organise the theatre festival Bharatendu Natya Utsav from December 9 – 14, 2019. The festival will be held at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House until December 12, whereas events of the last two days will be organised at LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg.

The 6-day long festival has been celebrated annually for the past more than 3 decades where they encourage and provide a platform to new and innovative trends in performing arts. The plays will represent commoners' lives and times and each play has a social message. This annual festival is a platform for actors, directors and playwrights to showcase their art to theatre lovers.

Each day one play will be showcased.

On day one, Seediyan will be presented directed by Arvind Singh. On the second day, Pratibha Singh directed play Ram Ki Shakti Pooja will be performed. Great Hindi poet Suryakant Tripathi Nirala has written this in a poem format in the year 1936 with the war background of famous Indian epic Ramayana. This will be followed by A journey of Romeo Juliet directed by Manoj Kumar Tyagi.

The festival will continue with Sheeshe Ke Khilone on the fourth day directed by Govind Singh Yadav, originally written by Tennessee Williams as The Glass Menagerie. On the fifth day, Kajal Soias directed play Ardh Kavya will be performed. The event will come to an end on the 6th day with Prem Kabootar which is about the era of school days, those teenage love affairs.

Talking about the event, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said, "The festival is being celebrated for over three decades now and with all the support and talent we hope to continue organising this. Our objective is to provide a platform to the upcoming talents in the field of Hindi theatre. I wish the best to each and every talent and may their flair be recognised worldwide."

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