Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is all set to host a three-day festival on 'Bhand Pather' from Apr 5 to Apr 7, under the ongoing Silver Jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the institute, here.
The three day event will focus on the present state of affairs of the ´Bhand Pather´ of Kashmir which is an age-old traditional Natya-Prayoga (dance-drama) of Kashmir, but presently its existence is threatened due to various socio-political, economic and other factors.
This festival has been conceptualized and executed under the guidance of Member-Secretary, IGNCA, Dipali Khanna in collaboration with eminent theater, cinema and television personality M. K. Raina who will direct these performances
The three day evening performances will include performance of ´Gosain Pather´ on Apr 5, a traditional play from the ´Bhand Pather´ repertoire performed by Bhands for many centuries. The play deals with the concept of realizing God´s ultimate truth.