The first International Indigenous Theatre Festival, featuring a total of 14 local and Indian theatre troupes assembled by the artists of ethnic minority groups, is all set to commence tomorrow at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Sampriti Natya Utsab Parishad, a platform that organised the week-long festival, gave details about the events at a press conference held on Monday and expressed hope that individual troupe will represent their respective culture and tradition.
As seven troupes from Bangladesh and seven troupes from India prepare to stage their respective plays every evening starting November 20, one troupe from Bangladesh and one from India will perform respectively at the academy’s Experimental Theatre Hall and National Theatre Hall. Each show will be preceded by colourful recitals presented by the performing troupes at the Nandan Mancha on the open ground of the academy.
The Indian troupes are Purbabanga, Taiking Cultural and Welfare Organisation, Imphal Theatre, Mizoram Drama Organisation, Taiwari Drama and Cultural Centre, Asama Rangakotha and Mitali Chhau Group.
From Bangladesh, Manipuri Theatre, Yamuk, Santal Sangskritik Sampraday, Hill Cultural Organisation, Garo Sangskritik Dal, Marma Troupe and Orao Natyadal will participate in the event.