Folk theatre

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Haritha Vijayakumaran
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Krishnan A, who hails from the Kollengode region of Palakkad, has been a porattukali performer for the last 34 years and is the master trainer of his troupe. Although his many physical ailments have pushed him towards retirement, he perseveres because he wants to preserve this dying art form.…
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Porattukali or porattunadakam is an art form that originated in the Palakkad district of Kerala and is performed by the Panar community which is an underprivileged caste. It has been in existence for around 170 years and yet is unfamiliar to the best part of the state’s population in a state where…
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Porattukali is a multi-disciplinary art form performed in the Palakkad district of Kerala. Developed by the Panar community, it is exclusive to the Dalit communities of the region and is a representation and celebration of their lives. Since the Dalit people were kept out of the temple premises…
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Shreyosee Sen
Porokiya bhabe brojo modhho baas Prembhabe paiya ami hoilam daas Mori re mohabhab loiya ami bandha dinu mon Krishnoshokti janiya deho korilam shomorpon   (My heart bleeds with the clandestine trappings of illicit love Enslaved by the yearnings of intimacy Torn within, my acquiescent mind gives in…
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Shreyosee Sen
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Shreyosee Sen
Performing in khon was always considered to be a taboo for women in a male-dominated society as it required them to move beyond the private sphere of household and engage with other khon artists in the public sphere. However, Akulbala Sarkar became a pathbreaker as the rebel woman artist who…
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Shreyosee Sen
Folk theatre in Bengal has a rich legacy and it continues to blend components of music and drama to create a performative space that attracts large audiences in the districts of Bengal. Khon is a satirical folk drama tradition of the Rajbanshi community of North Bengal, also known as Deshiya Poliya…
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डॉ कुलिन कुमार जोशी (Dr Kulin Kumar Joshi)
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डॉ कुलिन कुमार जोशी (Dr Kulin Kumar Joshi)
हिन्दी रंगमंच अपने उद्भव से आज तक, कुछ ही शहरों में सिमटा रहा है | यह मूलतः अभिजात्य रंगमंच है और इसका आधार पश्चिमी नाट्य-सिद्धांत हैं न कि भरतमुनि प्रणीत नाट्यशास्त्र | आज भी दिल्ली, लखनऊ, इलाहाबाद, कानपुर, भोपाल और नैनीताल हिन्दी रंगमंच के गढ़ कहे जा सकते हैं | दिल्ली का मंडी हाउस इलाक़ा यदि…
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