Three Manipuri Plays In New Delhi Festival

NEW DELHI, Mar 28: Manipuri plays – Tangkhul Nurabi directed by Dr Makhonmani Mongshaba of Epathoukok, Loi Kaba (Return From Exile) directed by M Nodia of Women’s Folk Operetta and Kao Phaba (Ordeal of the Bull) directed by S Singhajit Sharma of Aryan Theatre will be staged in the Indigenous Theatre Festival of North East India to be held from April 2 to 30 at Indira Gandhi National Centre...

North East Theatre Festival At Imphal —Bridging The Gap Through Culture—

Members of ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ representing Nagaland playing “Lichaba's Daughter” at North East Theatre Festival in Imphal, Manipur on February 24. The festival scheduled from February 19 to 28 was held at NT Theatre, Imphal, Manipur. Image Credit: Morung Express. It is heartening to learn the reported news that NT Theatre will organize RK Sanayaima Memorial North-east Theatre Festival from...

Pena Exponent Mangi Singh, Manipur’s Rising Star

Manipur, which has over the years produced many award winning artists, has added another feather to its cap through Khangembam Mangi Singh, the first Pena player to receive the Padma Shri. Singh, who received this prestigious honor for Art: Traditional Music of Manipur (Pena) this year has been practicing it since he was 11. He has performed all over the world, including in Mexico, USA, UK, Germany...

Reflections On Theater Olympics 2010 In Seoul —Sarang: Humanity and Love—

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon at the "2010 Seoul Theater Olympics". Image Credit: http://english.seoul.go.kr Lessons we may learn from Korea: “Ladies and gentlemen, I have a dream to turn Seoul into a cultural and artistic hub in the world!”The above line is quoted from a statement by the Mayor of the Metropolitan City of Seoul (South Korea) that he made in his ‘Greeting’ to the participants...

Theatre In Manipur Alive And Kicking

IMPHAL, Feb 7: The Mythical Surrender, a Manipuri play performed by the artistes of NT Theatre and directed by Ningthouja Deepak has been nominated for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards, 2011 in as many as nine categories. Theatre critic and columnist of The Sangai Express (Manipuri edition) Budha Chingtham is the playwright of the widely acclaimed play. The nominated categories are best play,...

Theatre Workshop Ends

IMPHAL, Jan 20: The 15-day long workshop on ‘˜Traditional folk theatre and traditional clown of Manipur’ organized by Repertory for Performing Arts of Manipur concluded at Rupmahal Theatre today. In all 24 boys and 8 girls participated in the workshop completely. Presenting a report on the workshop at the valedictory function, work- shop director RK Sanatomba Singh observed that these...

Iboton Phanjoubam Makes Sangeet Natak Cut

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Hindustani vocalist Girija Devi and Kuchipudi dancer Nataraj Ramakrishna were today selected as fellows of Sangeet Natak Akademi for their contribution to performing arts. The Akademi also announced the awards for 38 artistes in the field of music, dance, theatre and puppetry which include music writer Ashok D Ranade and theatre personality Jaidev Taneja for their overall contribution. 82-year-old...

Mirel Mashing-gha Delhi Bound

IMPHAL, Jan 16: ‘˜Mirel Mashing-gha’, a production of Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory will be staged on January 21 at Delhi‘s Sri Ram Centre, where the 13th Bharat Ranga Mahotsav (Theatre Festival) organized by National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi is currently on. The festival had begun on January 8. Speaking to newspersons at his Yumnam Leikai residence today Director of the...

COPTAM Raises Its Tempo Again

LAMKA, Nov 12: After maintaining stoic silence for some time, CoPTAM through a statement issued to the press today once again raises its tempo with a threat to either initiate a movement of their own or join other tribal movement. The committee’s statement that is filled exasperation and frustration said, over the decades the genuine appeals of the tribal from land and boundary to sewerage and...

Theatrical Performance Depicts Stinking Nambul

Panthoibi Natya Mandir dares shouldering the responsibility to carry out jobs concerning theatrical performance for the last thirty-four years with art loving and participation oriented spirit from many ends. While producing theatrical performances, this performing group has attained a remarkable position as its organizers and arrangers endeavor ever creative participation thereby subduing sitting...