Tuesday, February 23, 2010



The first Mega Tiatr Festival of commercial tiatrs organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) got off to an impressive start with the staging of the tiatr “Matiechem Bhangar Korum’ written and directed by Comedian Domnick Coelho.

The Festival was declared open by the veteran Tiatr artiste Rico Rod by lighting the traditional lamp. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG addressing the packed house stated that the aim of organizing the festival of commercial tiatrs is to make efforts to improve the standard of Tiatr. Stating that Tiatr is the most popular dramatic form in Goa, he felt that it has to improve qualitatively and this competition is the beginning of achieving that goal.

The panel of judges which includes Wilmix Mazarelo, Premanand Sangodkar and Joseph Mendes were also present on the stage.

“Matiechem Bhangar Korum’ which must have been staged many times in different parts of Goa earlier put up an impressive performance today. The acting, direction and even the background music was good. The songs (kantaram) were well balanced in which it presented solos, duets, trios and a quintet which is rarely seen in tiatrs in the recent times. The songs were well appreciated by the audience. When asked, a member of the audience who had seen the same tiatr earlier commented, “ This time the performance of all the artistes was good and I feel it must be because of the competition”. Thus this is an indication that the artistes of tiatr stage can do better when such competition are organized and that TAG’s competition will go a long way in improving the quality of commercial tiatrs.

Please Note:
Photo 1: Rico Rod, the veteran Tiatr artiste, lighting the traditional lamp to mark the inauguration of the first Popular Tiatr Festival 2009
Photo 2: A scene from the tiatr "Matiechem Bhangar Korum".

[As archived by gaspar almeida, www.goa-world.com]
Photos courtesy: TAG, exclusive for www.goa-world.com



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