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Theatre in Jammu and Kashmir

Roop Chatterjee
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Can anyone narrate me the scenario of theatre in Jammu and Kashmir...?

Posted On : 04/16/09 12:04:03 AM

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Indravadan Modi
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Jammu and Kashmir is primarily famous for its folk theatre and has gained a different color for its regional culture of performing arts. The theatre companies have its own genre of theoretical performance where no clear-cut categories of dance, drama or music. Theatre in Jammu and Kashmir is a sort of total theatre and an amalgam of many media. The Bhand Pather of Kashmir, Achi Lamo and Manepa in Ladakh and the Ras and Bhagat in Jammu region are different forms of theatres in the state having a fine combination of all these form. Bhand Pather, Theatre Companies in Jammu & KashmirBhand Pather is very popular with the common masses, because they have retained its singular patrons to date. Pather, in Kashmiri language means a drama, while Bhand is the performer or actor. The Bhands usually do not have any ready made or pre-decided theme and the performer shows his originality by improving according to the circumstances and the material available. No stage property or green rooms are need for the Bhand Pather art form. The music instruments used in Jashan form of art comprise Surnai, which is a Kashmiri version of the Indian Shehnai, Peshrao, big Dhol and Nagara.

Posted On : 04/16/09 3:00:18 AM

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Suparna Sen
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The state of Jammu and Kashmir gives much importance to theatre. It has a whole new genre of theoretical performance. The Bhand Pather of Kashmir, Achi Lamo and Manepa in Ladakh and the Ras and Bhagat in Jammu region have a fine combination of dance, drama presentations. BHAND PATHER: It is very popular with the common masses. Pather, in Kashmiri language means a drama, while Bhand is the performer or actor. The Bhands normally does not have any ready made or pre-decided theme. The performer shows his ingenuity by improvising according to the situation and the material available. No stage property or green rooms are required. ACHI LAMO: This performance usually depicts some Buddhist Jatik Katha using dance, music & drama in it. The performers normally come from the land of Tibet where the performance is called Topa Khamba. MANE-PA: More emphasis is given on narration and dialogue than in Achi-Lamo and is enacted in Ladakh by the professional Mane-pa families only. RAS AND BHAGAT: This Folk Theatre in Jammu region has religious ramifications. The popular performances are those that show scenes from Indian epics like Mahabharta and Ramayana.

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