Sunday, 26 January 2014

Stages Set Up For ITFOK 2014

Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala is set for the sixth edition of International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK)2014. The theater festival is inaugurated on 27 January 2014 at 06.00pm at Actor Murali Outdoor Theatre, Thrissur. The outdoor theatre was recently inaugurated in the name of Late actor and theatre person Murali, by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. The theatre festival will take place in several venues at Thrissur till February 03 2014.

The Kitchen, the play directed by Roysten Abel with the music of twelve mizhavu(a percussion instrument used in Koodiyattam, the Sanskrit dance drama of Kerala) drummers from Kerala is the inaugural show of the festival.The open air outdoor venue stages the Indo-Polish play Burning Flowers, 7 Dreams of Women Podrozy at 08.30pm on the same day.

From 28th January to 03rd February, there will be colloquiums, trasition documenta and a director in dialogue, by different directors. There will be symposiums by International Association of Theatre Critics from 28th January to the last day of the festival. The plays by national and international directors are showcased in the event.

The International Theatre festival of Kerala organised by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy is conducted since 2008. Theatre groups from across the world participate in this festival which is now one of the major theatre festivals in India.

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