Nataka Academy plans Kambar Theatre Fest

Kambar Natakotsava aims to take Jnapith awardee’s works to rural masses, seeks grants from Kannada and Culture Dept

Published: 01st January 2012 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:06 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Karnataka Nataka Academy is all set to stage the plays of Jnanpith award winner Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar- Kambar Natakotsava - in all districts of the State.

Speaking to Express, Malathi Sudheer, Chairperson of the Academy said, “We have planned to make every citizen at the grassroots level to be aware about the contributions of Kambar to the literary field and the theatre in particular. We will stage plays based on his works as he was the one who gave a desi touch to the Kannada theatre."

The staging of plays will start from the month of March at Ghodageri village in Belgaum district and will go around the State covering all the 30 districts. In each district, the academy will camp for a minimum of two days. From morning 10 am Kannada writers, poets and other distinguished personalities will participate in a seminar on the works of Kambar. Later, theatre songs will be sung  and finally the play will be staged in the evening. The same schedule is same for the next day.

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