NEW DELHI, Oct 7 � With a focus on the North East as well as the First World War, the week-long annual arts festival of the India International Centre is scheduled to kick off here from October 9.
A range of activities from dance to music, theatre to films and exhibitions to world cuisine is on the cards.
�Plays and tribute performances to actress Suchitra Sen, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Hollywood actor-comedian Robin Williams will also be a part of the fest,� Director of IIC Kavita Sharma said.
Traditional storytelling and recitations recreating Khasi and Jaintia traditions of the North-east are set to be portrayed through an opening instrumental concert by Meghalaya band, �Rida and the Musical Folks�.
A play on Mahashweta Devi�s acclaimed short story Draupadi� by noted art theatre personality from Manipur, Heisnam Kanhailal figures in the line-up.
Poetry recitations and a chain of 11 international feature films on and around the Great War have been planned to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.
Organisers say a series of paintings, graphics, movies and exhibitions on the War �will show the gravity of the pain and the experiences the people went through at the time.�
For art lovers, four major exhibitions at four different venues would be on display, which includes a photographic exhibition by British journalist Findlay Kember on the Stilwell Road, which runs from Assam to the Yunan province of China. � PTI