The National School of Drama (NSD) and Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be jointly hosting a three-day national tribal festival in Surat. The event, “Adi Rang Mahotsav”, will begin on March 28 at the Indoor Stadium and Gandhi Smruti Hall in the city.
National School of Drama Director Professor Waman Kendre said, “Three years ago, we started Adi Rang Mahotsav and we have held this event in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Daman and now in Surat. Over 500 artisans from 22 different states will come to Surat and participate in different events. Three plays will be performed by tribals on themes of the lives and myths of tribals from Orissa, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Apart from this, a seminar on the topic of ‘Performing Principles in Tribal Art’ will also be held.”
Some dance forms to be performed in the three-day event are Naga War Dance, Shank Wadan, Dappu Dance, Gudum Baja, Habbi, Jabaro and Mask Dance, Singhari Dance, Siddhi Dhamal, Chakri Dance, etc. Handicrafts items made by the tribals will be displayed at the craft fair.