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8th edition of Theatre Olympics inaugurated

The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics was inaugurated by Vice president Venkaih Naidu in New Delhi. The event was organised by National School of Drama (NSD) under Ministry of Culture. The theme of the festival is – “Flag of Friendship“.

Key Facts

51-day long nationwide theatre extravaganza was held in various cities. It featured Indian and international theatre groups, eminent theatre personalities along with their performances. 30 countries participated in the festival from across the globe. It will include 60 ‘living legends’ series conversing with theatre enthusiasts and 50 ‘master classes’ on various art forms. It also included exhibitions, seminars, symposia, interactive discussions and workshops with well-known authors, actors, designers and directors.

The Theatre Olympics

The Theatre Olympics is an international festival that brings together finest productions of well-known theatre practitioners from around the world. It was established in 1993 in Delphi, Greece as an initiative of noted Greek theatre director Theodorus Terzopoulus.

Greece was the first country to host the Theatre Olympics in 1995. Since then it was held in Japan (1999), Russia (2001), Turkey (2006), South Korea (2010) and China (2014). The 7th edition of mega carnival of theatre was held in Poland in 2016.

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