New Delhi: A repertoire of 82 plays from across the world, three photographic exhibitions, live theatre projects, an Asia-Pacific theatre showcase and new media theatre will be on display at the 13th edition of the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of the National School of Drama (NSD), from Jan 7-22.The festival will travel to Chennai Jan 11-19 after opening in the capital Jan 7. Vying for space on the busy roster will be contemporary Indian classics like Girish Karnad`s ‘Bikhre Bimb’, Dharamveer Bharti`s ‘Suraj ka Satwaan Ghora’ and modern masterpieces like Henrik Ibsen`s ‘Lady of the Sea (Sagar Kanya)’, Alexander Pushkin`s ‘Little Big Tragedies’ and Rabindranath Tagore`s ‘Visarjan’ in new formats and language. One of the highlights of the festival will be a special section devoted to veteran theatre personality Shyamanand Jalan. The Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2011 will feature 22 foreign productions from 20 countries and two live (interactive) video theatre projects – ‘The Garbage Project’, a comment on the piling heaps of garbage in new cities and "Social Gaming" on the impact of internet on our lives. The festival will be spread across eight venues in the capital. It will open with a production of Habib Tanvir`s ‘Charandas Chor’ by an ensemble from Assam at the NSD campus in central Delhi.
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