Monday, January 3, 2011

Tiatr Needs National Recognition – Vijay Kenkre

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Tiatr Needs National Recognition – Vijay Kenkre

“If tiatr artistes wish to create a niche for themselves in the field of tiatr, they will have to drift away from the conventional formula and present something which is different from others on the tiatr stage” said Vijay Kenkre, a renowned theatre personality. He was delivering a lecture on “New Trends in Modern Theatre” on the occasion of birth anniversary of the creator of tiatr, Shri. Lucasinho Ribeiro, at the Black Box, Kala Academy, Panjim on 2nd January 2011.

Dwelling minutely on different theatres, such as Indian theatre, European theatre, American theatre, etc,  Kenkre placed before the tiatr artistes numerous unusual happenings that have taken place in the recent past in the theatre. “Modern theatre is over 150 years old and hence many dramatic analysts refer todays theatre as post modern and sometimes post-post modern” disclosed Kenkre.
Speaking further Kenkre said, for example in the Marathi drama, the spoken word has been replaced by the visuals. He also said that a play is not mere entertainment but it also makes people realize that there is more to it. The combination of language and visuals makes any presentation perfect.

Kenkre said that in this 21st century the drama is going to experience new trends as the writers as well as directors of today are engrossed with innovations and inclined to place before the audience something that is always not conventional. Although there is risk in such attempts, particularly in the commercial drama, very few commercial artistes takes such risks. That vacuum is filled by parallel drama which is presented by amateurs and artistes interested in doing things differently on the drama stage. He said that tiatr in Goa has wide following and hence it is commercially viable. He advised the tiatr artistes to bring out literature about tiatr and see that it reaches to the government authorities not only in the state but at the national level. Such attempts will definitely help Goan tiatr to get recognition at the national level.

Numerous tiatr artistes namely Anil Kumar, Joe Rose, Mario Menezes, Cosme Fernandes, etc posed numerous questions to which Kenkre replied satisfactorily. Earlier President of TAG,  Tomazinho Cardozo welcomed. Dr. Ajay Vaidya introduced the speaker and later Roseferns, Vice-President of TAG proposed a vote of thanks.  Joy Fernandes compered the unction.

[Report by Victor de Sa, Member Secretary, TAG]
Photographs by: Spirit

[as forwarded to gaspar almeida, by TAG
on 3-Jan-2011]

Tiatr has a bright future – Churchill Alemao

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Tiatr has a bright future – Churchill Alemao

Panjim, January 3, 2011:

“Tiatr is one of the most important cultural aspects of Goan society. It has done yeomen service to the cause of Konkani language. Tiatr highlights the political, social, religious, etc issues of the Goan society besides providing entertainment. Tiatr has a bright future because it is loved by Goans” said Churchill Alemao, Minister for PWD, Government of Goa. He was speaking as a Chief Guest on the occasion of the celebration of 147th Birth Anniversary of Shri. Lucasinho Ribeiro, the creator of tiatr, at the DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, yesterday.

Speaking further he disclosed that he is not only the lover of tiatr but he himself was a tiatrist and that he has written, directed and staged some tiatrs in the past. He even sang a small song from the tiatr to the surprise of the audience.

Paresh Joshi, Vice Chairman of Kala Academy who was the Guest of Honour, expressed strongly for the preservation of the unique dramatic form of tiatr. He said that we may venture on numerous innovations but we should take care that the unique format of tiatr is maintained.

Tomazinho Cardozo, President of Tiatr Academy Goa (TAG) in his welcome address brought to the notice of the people the contribution of late Shri. Lucasinho Ribeiro, to the tiatr stage who wrote, directed and staged the first Konkani tiatr “Italian Bhurgo” on 17th April 1892,  i.e 118 years back in Bombay. 

Roseferns, Vice President of TAG proposed a vote of thanks.  Mario Menezes compered the function.

The formal function was followed by staging of tiatr “Bhurgim Tim Bavlim Nhoi” written and directed by Roseferns.

[ Report by Victor de Sa, Member Secretary, TAG
Photographs by: Spirit ]

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[As forwarded to gaspar almeida, on 3rd January 2011]

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