To aware of the value of theatre people across the observing World Theatre Day 2021 on March 27th. This day raises the importance of theatre arts. Theatre plays an important role in the field of entertainment. Most importantly, in simple words, various forms of fine arts that use live performers, actors, or actresses to present before a live audience are known as Theatre.

History of World Theatre Day 2021:

International Theatre Institute (ITI) initiated in 1961 to celebrate World Theatre Day across the world. Firstly, ITI has more than 85 centers throughout the world. Secondly, ITI host a yearly message, spoken by a chosen famous theatre performer, to share their views.

You can also watch live theatres on their website: WorldTheatreDay.Org

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The goals of World Theatre Day 2021:

Promote theatre in all its forms across the world.

Make people aware of the value of theatre in all its forms.

Enable theatre communities to promote their work on a broad scale so that governments and opinion leaders are aware of the value and importance of dance in all its forms and support it.

 

Enjoy theatre in all its forms for its own sake.

Share the joy of theatre with others.

Theatre in India:

Indian theatre is one of the most ancient forms of theatre. Meanwhile. you may come across different types of theatre forms in India. As you know India is a country of diverse culture.

 

Six different genres of Indian Theatre:

The classical dance drama

Traditional theatre

Folk Theatre

Puppet theatre

Modern theatre

Street Theatre

(Source: www.theatrepeople.com.au)

Moreover, Indian theater goes back to the 4th century B.C. The Natyashastra is regarded as the basic text of theatre. Among these, Street theatre, known as street plays is immensely popular in contemporary India.

On the other hand, you may witness various famous forms of theatre:

Bhand Pather of Kahsmir

Nautanki of Utta Pradesh

Raasleela

Bhaona is a presentation of the Ankia Naat of Assam

Tamaasha of Maharastra

Krishnattam, folk theatre of Kerala

 

Theatre of Assam:

 

On the other hand, Mobile Theatre (As: ভ্ৰাম্যমাণ থিয়েটাৰ), is a form of popular theatre exclusive to Assam. Mobile Theatre groups travel from place to place with their cast, singers, musicians, dancers and crew. Firstly, The Kohinoor Opera was the first mobile theatre group of Assam, founded by Natyacharya Brajanath Sarma. Secondly, Achyut Lahkar (9 July 1931 – 12 June 2016) was the father of the Bhryamyman or Mobile theatre and gave birth to mobile theatre in Assam in the 1960s.

According to internationaljournalcorner.com, “The term Mobile Theatre was first used by the renowned social worker Radhagovinda Baruah in the remark book of Suradevi Theatre after seeing the performances in Latasil playground of Guwahati. “

Mobile theatre groups of Assam (known as ‘bhyrmoman natak’ in Assamese). Most importantly, theatre group moves from place to place within the state – from villages to towns to cities as indicated by the word ‘mobile.

 

 

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