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India Tour By Cycle to promote Theatre : Cycle Natak

Akram Feroze *

India Tour By Cycle to promote Theatre : Cycle Natak



About Cycle Natak:

A journey of a man and a journey of a cycle, a journey of passion, a journey of theatre and that make the journey of life with The Cycle Natak. The journey gets challenging as I am travelling without any budget. It's a journey to experience Life, experience the Nation and experience the nature.

The Cycle Natak is all about theatre and passion..! The Cycle Natak revives the old traditional moving theatre or Natak Mandali. The cycle Natak is performing plays, dramas at various places across India travelling by Cycle. Akram Feroze a theatre actor/director/writer is travelling across the country by cycle to take modern theatre of old style to a new level.

The Cycle Natak is taking theatre to the common man in villages/towns and cities. The Cycle Natak is also a rare cite to experience across the world where a theatre group travels on cycle, and during journey write plays, direct and enact and all organizing done with the help of locals. So in many ways its theatre For the People, Of The People, By The People.

And all done with the most minimal tickets pricing starting from 0(free) to 5 Rps to 10 Rps to donations. Depending on the language barrier Cycle Natak either performs plays or has theatre and arts awareness programs in the towns and village. And in between visits schools, colleges to inspire students on their passions and dreams.

And if possible conduct various workshops on theatre and art of living.

Route Map:

Hyderabad-- Banglore--Chennai--Pondicherry--Kanyakumari--Trivanthapuram --Mysore--Manglore--Udipi--Panaji--Pune--Mumbai--Surat--GandhiNagar-- Ahmedabad--Indore--Bhopal--Jaipur--Guragoun--Delhi--Panipet--Chandhighar--Shimla--Dehradun--Lucknow--Varnasi--Patna--Darjeeling --Kohima--Itanagar-- Dispur--Imphal--Agartala--Kuch Bihar--Barahampur--Kolkotta--Dhanbad--Ranchi-- Bhunweshwar-- Bilaspur--Datenwada--Karimnagar--Hyderabad

Cycle Natak started its journey on Oct 27th 2011 and till now

Cycle Natak has done
1) 1 Play Ek Tha Raja- A story of a Child Labour in hindi a 35 mins-monologue (More shows could not be done because of language barrier.)
2) 10 Theatre awareness talks across various towns and villages
3) Visited 20 schools and colleges and gave talks on Nation Building, arts and dreams.

The facebook page of The Cycle Natak, www.facebook.com/TheCycleNatak has attracted people across the nation. And also has been Retweeted by Shashi Tharoor , for the concept has been catchy with many people.

Main Objectives Cycle Natak:

1) To promote theatre and arts in towns and villages
2) To inspire young students to think about Arts-Entrepreneurship and performing arts
3) To do theatre wherever possible across the country with no budget.


* Akram Feroze sent this information to e-pao.net .
The sender can be contacted at akram(dot)feroze(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was webcasted on December 01, 2011.



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