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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Living with Heritage: How an Independence-era dance theatre group is fighting back the pandemic

July 08, 2020 12:30 pm

Ranga-Shri Little Ballet Troupe is determined to retain and pay its artistes, maintain its premises and build more shows

Archaeologists unearth remains of what is believed to be London’s oldest theatre

June 12, 2020 11:38 am

The Red Lion is said to have been set up in 1567 by John Brayne ⁠— who is also known to have built The Theatre, which once staged the plays of William Shakespeare in the 1590s.

Pandemic made me realise Bengaluru is a labour camp with a few apartments: Abhishek Majumdar

May 31, 2020 7:37 pm

For 15 years, Abhishek Majumdar has created plays on the fragility of human lives trapped in war and other upheavals. When the lockdown turned him into a relief worker, the award-winning theatre director found himself in a baffling new conflict zone.

The lockdown culture guide: Of theatre, music, food, art and books

May 20, 2020 5:02 pm

This week, listen to stories from barber shops or have a telepathic encounter in the Amazon, let art be a lullaby or join in for a food photography workshop.

How a Mumbai-based theatre director pieces together real stories of people in lockdown

May 12, 2020 5:38 pm

Sapan Saran conceptualised an array of characters after interviewing more than 50 people to understand the hidden aspects of lockdown.

UK-based theatre director Alex Chisholm on live performances for mobile phones in times of social distancing

May 11, 2020 7:11 pm

We look at plays through the prism of our current reality so their meaning changes, says the noted director.

Why young Marathi director Suraj Parasnis’ plays are drawing the young to the theatre

March 15, 2020 8:10 am

Parasnis belongs to a crop of young theatre practitioners of Pune who are drawing hundreds of students.

How Ratan Thiyam brought Manipur onto the global stage

March 02, 2020 7:06 pm

The theatre director is one of the leading figures in the Theatre for Roots movement, in which art practitioners embraced their traditional practices to assert their Indian identities

Important to do good theatre: Dr Shriram Lagoo

December 18, 2019 5:32 pm

In this inspiring black-and-white video, the theatre thespian shared his idea of theatre.

Amol Palekar on his new play, why he rejected so many films, and the power of dissent

December 08, 2019 7:41 am

Amol Palekar is starring in a new play after 25 years. He talks about returning to the stage, art and whether cinema exploited his talent enough.


Romania's Roma culture seeks stage through feminist theatre company Giuvlipen

January 29, 2018 6:30 pm

Giuvlipen tells stories of Roma culture, trying to show it as "alive, contemporary, vanguardist, progressive," said Mihaela Dragan, who, along with her colleague created "Gadjo Dildo", a cabaret-like performance inspired by real stories about the sexism and racism Roma women are often subject to in Romania.


Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

January 22, 2016 8:39 am

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.