The Pink City of India, Jaipur is all set to co-host 8th Theatre Olympics, the largest international theatre festival being held for the first time in India.
The Jaipur chapter of Theatre Olympics 2018 is organized by National School of Drama (NSD) under the shield of Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Ravindra Manch Society and Art & Culture Department of Rajasthan Government.
The Jaipur will stage 15 plays on international, national and folk theatre formats from 18th March to 1st April 2018.
The Jaipur as a co-host will provide a great opportunity to highlight the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. It will provide the platform to numbers of folk art forms and theatre performers from Rajasthan state such as famous Puppet dance, Kalbelia, Ghoomar, and Swaang, Gawri etc.
The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics festival was inaugurated by Vice President of India, Venkaih Naidu in February 2018in New Delhi.It was organised by National School of Drama (NSD).
The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics festival theme is “Flag of Friendship.
The 8th edition of Theatre Olympics is a 51-days long global theatre fest which will cover 17 cities in India with more than 25,000 artists performing 450 shows, 600 ambiance performances and 250 youth shows.
The Theatre Olympics is an international festival which aims to integrate finest productions of well-known theatre practitioners from around the world. It was established in 1993 in Delphi and was first hosted by Greece in 1995. Since then it was held across the world.
The 7th edition of Theatre Olympics was held in Poland in 2016.