State Times NewsJAMMU: Eminent figure of Indian Theatre and Associate Professor at National School of Drama New Delhi, Lokendra Trivedi illuminated Natrang’s International Theatre Talk Show with his thought-provoking ‘Vision of Theatre’ live on Facebook page of Natrang on Sunday.Introducing Lokendra Trivedi, Natrang’s senior actor Anil Tickoo informed that Trivedi who is a senior NSD alumni has directed over 200 plays and has rendered music in over 150 plays. He has also the credit to direct the 26 January Tribal & Folk dance festival organized by the Ministry of Human Resources for four consecutive years.In a very engaging session, Lokendra started with narrating his long and eventful journey in the vast field of theatre which has a lot to say to the youth who want to pursue their career in this field.He was inclined towards culture since childhood and had a considerable encounter with Sanskrit theatre very early. On doing theatre seriously, very soon he developed sensibility about the differences in Sanskrit theatre and Modern theatre.Being well versed in singing, music and rhythm has always proved an advantage for him throughout his career.Lokendra asserts that the experience of training at NSD as a student was very enriching and unforgettable.He recalled that as a student, he had an unforgettable experience of watching the grand shows of ‘Tughlaq’ directed by Ebrahim Alqazi at Purana Quila which was an eye opener for him.He believed that we shall be receptive to the enrichment that we may get from an actor, space or text.He also shared how the experience of working with the stalwarts like B.V. Karanth, Berry John, Fritz Bennewits, B.M Shaw, Bhanu Bharti, Habib Tanvir and more has made a permanent impact on his personality and he has learned a lot while working with them.Lokendra believes that in order to understand the roots of culture/traditions we need to work with tribes who have preserved it in its purest form, for him, to evolve new by going to the roots is very important. Theatre is for the awareness of society and it has to maintain the balance between different elements, Trivedi opines.He believes in team work as theatre is a community art and collective work, everyone in the team contributes to it irrespective of his/her role and this is a continuous process. In theatre, we need to educate rather than entertain.Lokendra suggests that, even if we take traditional stories, we need to contemporize it to communicate with the audience in a meaningful way.Lokendra feels indebted to his city where he had got his formative training and also expressed his tributes and gratitude towards his gurus, co-workers and students.Those who are coordinating this mega online event include Anil Tickoo, Neeraj Kant, Suresh Kumar, Sanjeev Gupta, Vikrant Sharma, Sumeet Sharma, Aarushi Thakur Rana, Mohd. Yaseen Gauri Thakur, and Rahul Singh. Tomorrow on 25th day of Natrang’s International Theatre Talk show SNA Awardee Probir Guha will share his Vision on Natrang Jammu Facebook page at 8:00 PM.
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