The 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav or International Theatre Festival of India commenced on 1 February 2017 in New Delhi. The 21-day festival will conclude on 21 February 2017.
The 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will pay special attention on the different genres of Indian theatre.
The performances will be held at Abhimanch, Open Air Theatre, Bahumukh and Sammukh at the National School of Drama Campus. The performances will also be held at LTG Auditorium, Kamani Auditorium and Shri Centre for Performing Arts at Mandi House.
The festival will see performances from artists belonging to 12 foreign countries including England, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Italy, Tajikistan, Romania, Afghanistan and others.
The theatre festival will see 94 theatre performances and 15 foreign productions. It will also include 10 traditional folk theatre performances.
About Bharat Rang Mahotsav
• Bharat Rang Mahotsav is the annual theatre festival of National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi.
• The festival was established in 1999.
• The festival was originally founded to show case works of Indian theatre practitioners. Gradually, the festival grew over the years to attract international performers as well.
• At present, it is acknowledged as the largest theatre festival of Asia.