GUWAHATI, April 9 - To build a strong and vibrant community by promoting cultural activities that create social solidarity and cohesion, and showcase the rich cultural heritage of Assam, the Assamese diaspora in Bengaluru has invited the premier mobile theatre group Awahan Theatre to stage three of their popular plays in Bengaluru.
Mobile theatre, locally called �bhramyamaan�, is a unique concept prevalent only in Assam with a very large fan following for many years now, as it has been able to establish a strong connect with the audience in Assam via its numerous well-received and popular staged plays by combining the performance art of traditional play acting with modern cinematic techniques.
This is a not-for-profit initiative taken up in collaboration with the Awahan Theatre fraternity and the greater Assamese community in Bengaluru � such as East Bangalore Bihu Committee, Assam Association Bangalore (AAB), Assam Society of Bangalore (ASOB), Srimanta Shankardev Cultural Society Bangalore (SSCSB) � that highlights the unique blend of trust, mutual understanding and respect, and a passion for theatre and arts that is striving to bring the best of mobile theatre to the doorsteps of Bengaluru without any commercial underpinnings.
This is the first time that Awahan Theatre is going to perform outside the State of Assam and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the theatre enthusiasts of Bengaluru to experience the unique concept of �bhramyamaan� or mobile theatre, where the entire theatre troupe of more than 90-plus personnel comprising actors, directors, technicians, stage hands, etc., along with two truckloads of equipment and stage materials will be travelling to Bengaluru to perform the three plays, just the way they would move from one location to another in Assam carrying along all the equipment and accessories.
The three plays are Mokorajal (April 26), Madhuri Mur Naam (April 27) and Moi Mar Suwali (April 28).
It is worth mentioning that a large Assamese diaspora has been residing in Bengaluru for several years and in fact decades now, and though this community has submerged themselves in the cultural ethos and professional ambience of Bengaluru, they retain a strong connect and love for their traditional roots in Assam. There are various groups and associations within this larger Assamese community and depending on their varied interests, they have been organising numerous socio-cultural events like Rongali Bihu and Magh Bihu, Durga Puja, fund raising music concerts and festivals, etc., for the past several years.
In addition to these activities, a naamghar also has been set up to further imbibe the Assamese culture of unity, harmony and spiritual devotion in the community.