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Artiste wants to take theatre to rural people

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � Dreams are all about ushering in new and positive developments in one�s life as well as in the society. A young NSD graduate of the State has always been dreaming to infuse creative ideas, particularly in the countryside, by creating facilities for contemporary and traditional theatre viewing and his dream is gradually taking concrete shape.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, Pabitra Rabha, the young artiste said that the theatre movement has to be taken to the grassroots level and this initiative will provide a scope to the village folks to express their expectation from the script writers and directors.

It needs to be mentioned here that Rabha's dream has started taking concrete shape in the form of a multiplex in an interior place in Goalpara. This multiplex, a combined effort of Rabha and the villagers of Dwapara has assumed significance for the fact that it has three stages-one in Greek style named Rangsang (sun), another studio theatre in box type named Phamanchini (source of knowledge) and the third is a proscenium named Dumbai (budding).

Rabha has been keen on experimenting with different techniques of theatre and his out of the box ideas and activities have received accolades from fans and critics. One of his experimental theatre projects with a group of short- statured men and women could deeply move the hearts of the theatre lovers.

�I say with confidence that people in rural Assam are the real audience. Theatre must go to them and for that we need a stage. If such facility is created across the State, I am sure there would be a radical change in the socio-cultural scenario here,� said Rabha adding that theatre has a social responsibility and should act as a catalyst for the masses to get their grievances heard by the policy-makers.

Rabha said that in many parts in the State, theatre was integral to the life of the rural people and they were keeping the tradition alive despite the changes coming in their society. �The rural people are enthusiastic about theatre and this will surely give an impetus to our theatre movement,� he said.

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Artiste wants to take theatre to rural people

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � Dreams are all about ushering in new and positive developments in one�s life as well as in the society. A young NSD graduate of the State has always been dreaming to infuse creative ideas, particularly in the countryside, by creating facilities for contemporary and traditional theatre viewing and his dream is gradually taking concrete shape.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, Pabitra Rabha, the young artiste said that the theatre movement has to be taken to the grassroots level and this initiative will provide a scope to the village folks to express their expectation from the script writers and directors.

It needs to be mentioned here that Rabha's dream has started taking concrete shape in the form of a multiplex in an interior place in Goalpara. This multiplex, a combined effort of Rabha and the villagers of Dwapara has assumed significance for the fact that it has three stages-one in Greek style named Rangsang (sun), another studio theatre in box type named Phamanchini (source of knowledge) and the third is a proscenium named Dumbai (budding).

Rabha has been keen on experimenting with different techniques of theatre and his out of the box ideas and activities have received accolades from fans and critics. One of his experimental theatre projects with a group of short- statured men and women could deeply move the hearts of the theatre lovers.

�I say with confidence that people in rural Assam are the real audience. Theatre must go to them and for that we need a stage. If such facility is created across the State, I am sure there would be a radical change in the socio-cultural scenario here,� said Rabha adding that theatre has a social responsibility and should act as a catalyst for the masses to get their grievances heard by the policy-makers.

Rabha said that in many parts in the State, theatre was integral to the life of the rural people and they were keeping the tradition alive despite the changes coming in their society. �The rural people are enthusiastic about theatre and this will surely give an impetus to our theatre movement,� he said.