Natotsav, the week-long theatre pageant will stage performs in Hindi, Telugu and English

Hyderabad-based Nishumbita Ballet and Theatre group is again after a 12 months’s hole with their annual theatre pageant Natotsav. The sixth season of the pageant can be held from December 18 to December 24 on the Nishumbita Faculty of Drama, Begumpet.
Speaking concerning the week-long festivities, Dr Rammohan Holagundi, founder-director, Nishumbita, says, “Yearly we attempt to provide you with distinctive performances for the viewers and this 12 months is not any exception. This 12 months’s pageant is larger and higher with seven acts unfold throughout the week, one every day. All of the acts are totally different from one another as we wished to have fun finishing 27 years with nice performs,” including, “We began planning from March as there needs to be a superb mixture of tales and it’s important for us to convey again the viewers to the theatre. For the final couple of years folks have been away from theatres as a result of pandemic and to convey them again we’re staging — Yendamuri Veerendranath’s Kukka (Telugu), Vijay Tendulkar’s Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai (Hindi), Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle E book (English), Puppetry and Grips theatre (multilingual), Mime act (multilingual), Golakonda (multilingual) and The Chairs (English).”
A nonetheless from The Chairs

Of characters and roles
Apparently, within the play Golakonda, 18 artists will play 182 characters. “The Nishumbita crew will stage 9 variations of mime act and human puppetry for the primary time in Hyderabad and carry out Grips theatre, the place adults act like kids on stage. Tales for the puppetry act are from Panchatantra,” elaborates Ram. For Aditi Bhattacharya, coordinator with Gitanjali Devshala college, working with Nishumbita for the previous two years has been wonderful. This time she is going to carry out two reverse roles in two performs. “I’m taking part in one of many central characters in Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai, the place I’m an single pregnant lady in her mid-30s whom the society has ostracised. One other function is with Dr Rammohan in The Chairs, an absurdist “tragic farce” play by Eugene Ionesco. The play revolves round an outdated couple, who’re seen frantically arranging chairs for a collection of invisible friends and ultimately commiting suicide. Dr Rammohan handheld us loads, taking us via the complete studying and performing course of,” shares Aditi. One other actor who can be seen in all of the seven performs is Sai Kumar, a postgraduate pupil at Osmania College. “I’m not doing any enormous roles, however all of the roles are essential to the plot. I’m taking part in a slave in Kukka, an mental theatre artist in Khamosh… and a king in Golakonda,” says Sai, who’s balancing his ongoing examinations and rehearsals. Abha Naktode, who has been with the Nishumbita crew for six years now, can be seen in three performances — mime, puppetry and Golakonda. The MA Kuchipudi pupil from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu College can be seen as Ravana in puppetry and Bhagyamati in Golakonda. “All of the three roles are difficult, however my favorite function can be of Ravana’s because it has numerous layers. My information of Kuchipudi has helped me loads to emote on stage,” concludes Abha.

December 18-24. Nishumbita Faculty of Drama,
Begumpet (7 pm)


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