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5:00 अपराह्न
Documentary Film Screening : Koothu

Koothu, a living theatre tradition from Tamil Nadu, brings to life stories about gods, demigods, kings and demons from Indian epics. During the festival season, many Koothu companies tour the countryside, often commissioned by villages to perform for several consecutive nights. Despite its enduring rural popularity, because of its low-caste associations, Koothu struggles to finds place and patronage in urban art circles. The Film delves into the art, aesthetics and politics surrounding Koothu through the work of two Koothu masters, P. Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran.

Director : Ms. Sandhya Kumar | Duration : 53 minutes

Contact : 23388815 (Media Centre)

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
3:30 अपराह्न
Lecture on How Indian Performing Traditions specially by Women are Useful for Europe Today

By Ms. Ioana F. Manciu from Department of Theatre and performing Arts, National University of Theatre and Film, I.L. Caragiale, Bucharest, Romania

Chairperson: Prof. Bharat Gupt, Trustee and Executive Member, IGNCA

Contact : 23388155 (Kaladarsana Division)

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
3:30 अपराह्न
Documentary Film Screening - Sanjhi

Sanjhi is a folk tradition of fifteen-day ritual, performed by unmarried girls between full moon day and the dark moonless night to pay tribute to the departed ancestors during pitr paksa. The practice is in vogue in many places in north and central India. Young girls create Sanjhi on wall with cow-dung and a variety of flowers. This is created and recreated with new motifs every evening at the twilight hour and undone in the early dawn. Sandhya Devi is the central myth of this functional tradition. IGNCA has documented this tradition in Udaipur (Rajasthan) and Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) under its research programme.

Director : Shri B.S. Rawat | Duration : 30 minutes, 13 seconds

Contact : 080-23212320/56 (Regional Centre, Bengaluru)

Venue:  Seminar Hall, IGNCA RCB, Bengaluru
23/12/2019 - 31/12/2019
10:00 पूर्वाह्न - 8:00 अपराह्न
Exhibition on Tribal Weaves & Wares


Contact : 9810688747 (Shri Sanjiv Mathur – TRIFED/TRIBES INDIA)

Venue:  IGNCA, Twin Art Gallery 1 & 2, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi