Jana Natya Manch, New Delhi

Jana Natya Manch, established in 1973 by a group of Delhi's young theatre radicals including Safdar Hashmi, is India's best-known political...

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Theatre Adventures at DPS Ludhiana (Middle)

Theatre for children is a young, growing and exciting field in India. Junoon's Theatre Adventures bring to students some of the very best of professional theatre shows, made especially with young audiences in mind.

 

We are delighted to bring Junoon's Theatre Adventures directly to the middle school students of Delhi Public School, Ludhiana on the 12th February 2020 into the intimacy of their school premises, transforming the school experience for their students on that day.

 

A little about the play:

A machine, created by human figures, becomes the symbol of the exploitation of workers in the economic system we call capitalism.This was Janam’s first street pla,the beginning of their creating theatrethat is allied with people. It also seta standard for street theatre, giving importance to poetry and theatricalinnovation to communicate powerfulideas and experiences.
 
Girgit is Safdar Hashmi’s delightfuladaptation of the classic Anton Chekhovtory, ‘The Chameleon’. In a bustling mark et, a boy comes along who wants everything. He eats up the goodies, but has no money. The vendors are angry. A policeman is summoned to teach this little mischief maker a lesson. But who is this little boy – is he a ‘thief’, or is hethe Police Commissioner’s son?

Jana Natya Manch, established in 1973 by a group of Delhi's young theatre radicals including Safdar Hashmi, is India's best-known political street theatre group. The group has to its credit over 100 street, proscenium, and other performances, totalling over 8,000 performances. Its productions have been written and/or directed by a number of leading theatre artistes, including Habib Tanvir, Safdar Hashmi, Govind Deshpande, Anuradha Kapur, M.K. Raina, Kavita Nagpal, Abhishek Majumdar, Sudhanva Deshpande and Brijesh. Janam has performed in over 250 villages, towns and cities all over India, as well as performed, lectured and offered workshops in Palestine, South Africa, the UK and USA. Janam has neither sought, nor accepted, funding from government, corporates, NGOs or political parties. It is funded by its audiences, and Janam members volunteer their time gratis.

Venues Dates Time
Delhi Public School, Ludhiana Wed 12 Feb 08:00 am to 02:00 pm Full