Odia theatrefestival Natya Parva introduces visitors to culture's traditions !
New Delhi : IPROCH, Institute for Promotion and Research on Odisha’s culture and heritage organized the successful 3 day theatre festival at NCUI auditorium here at Delhi. The festival witnessed the presence of renowned artists from the Odia diaspora. With the support from Hon’ble Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Jual Oram and Mr. Arun, Secretary in the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises the 3 day theatre festival showcased plays and films on social issues such as development and gender. Plays like the adaptation of William Shakespeare’ s iconic tragedy "Macbeth", “Marubhumi”- a play on the displacement on the sidelines of development, “Murchhana” – A play which tries to explore the roots and evolvement of the music of Odisha popularly known as Odissi Music today and “Amari Bhagwan”- A story on confusion of God and Men.
In a bid toencourage and motivate the young talents, IPROCH also screened the documentaryof a young film maker Anwesha Brahma tiled “Curse or Apathy- The HealthcareEconomics of Kalahandi district”. It also showcased social play “SHHH”- a storyof a man how it changes after a bear cub was found in his hut and “ShyamamaniDevi” – Biographical documentary on the legendary Odissi singer”. Celebratingthe Paika Rebellion of Odisha, Odia Samaj in association with IPROCH staged theenthralling dance drama “Odia Paika”. IPROCH had the honor to have the famousdirector and writer Chittaranjan Tripathy with his play “Gunno Bai” which aremust appreciated and loved by the audience.
The festivalexhibited the exclusive Odia delicacies acclaimed to be very flavorfull, shopfor unique handicrafts and textiles from Odisha, famous for its silk weaves. Announcingthe festival, Sangram Dhar, Secretary, IPROCH says, “Natyaparva is aunique festival celebrating the theatre of Odisha and may other facets of it.Odisha is a land that harbours a thriving theatre culture unique in itself. Thefestival is loved by not only the people of Odisha but it will also fascinatethe non-Odishans living in the city.”