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ITFOK 2013

Thus, receiving a wide acclamation, the 5th International Theatre Festival (ITFOK 2013) has come to an end. Though I’ve attended the film festivals, theatre festival is the first experience for me, a whole new experience indeed. The first lesson I learned there is, it demands a complete attention from the viewer; a disturbed mind or a single diversion from the moment will make you tough to grasp it. Further, I simply bow down before those actors; for, they really present the viewers with a hell load of performance when comparing to those so called film stars.

Well, have met actors, developing actors, and want to be actors; have also met artists, art lovers, and pretend to be artists. Well, not sure of this categorisations but, somehow, it ends up thus.

I was very cautious while introducing me whenever I showed up before those actors to exchange a token of appreciation. For, once I introduced me as “I am Britton”;  “what, Britain? Oh! Our neighboring country.” So, later on, I just rephrased my intro like: “I am Britton from India, but not your neighboring country.”


The Plays that I watched:

  1. Fillini’s Dream (Italy) – Awesome stuff. Really stunned the audience with its special visual effects.
  1. Akatharo (India) – Not up to the mark. But, awesome stage setting.
  1. Two of Us (Romania) – Extremely a sophisticated way of communicating without a single dialogue in it.
  1. Oru ozhivudinakali (India) – Great story with a fantabulous concept in it.
  1. S*x M*reality and sens*Rship (India) – A perfect satire against the censor board and it’s ill treatment gainst an art. The most interactive play in the festival.
  1. Carmen (Georgia) – A dance drama which really thrilled the audience with their stunning performance. Great choreography.
  1. This is my body. Come to my mind. (Romania) – Very much attracted me because it’s a pure piece of philosophy than a portrait of woman’s evolution N struggle through the so-called social set ups.
  1. The knocking within (US) – An okay type. But, I do appreciate those performers great effort. However, somehow, it couldn’t attract the audience that much.
  1. Macbeth who was the bloody man (Poland) – Played twice as per the audience’s demand. Innovative N strenuous. But, I couldn’t see something that big as the media hypes.
  1. Mathilerikani (India) – Exuberant N vibrant.

The other plays that I really wanted to watch, but missed:

Hamlet Machine (Poland)

Petit Cheval Blanc (UK)

Indian Tempest (Indian & European Theatre collaboration)

Lynch Concert (Denmark)


About Britton

It's a chattering of an eccentric who often can't control his vagrant thoughts while he is wandering around in search of the unknown. Well, it seems like, this world is an asylum N it invites each N everyone to have a stroll through this asylum. Further, for me it's a madylum :) Humiliating mockeries all around, crushing anguish within, boring day-to-day chores.... oh! He has to wade through all these. :-( N the weary traveler should plod on. No matter what.

10 responses to “ITFOK 2013

  1. How wonderful and awesome experience this must of been ! Are these shows available to general public Bri , or any hint as to when?

  2. Is it allowed to tape the shows ?

  3. soumyav

    lucky enough to watch the exclusive shows,theatre in itself a learning stage,which very much reflects teh reality..for the artistes play the roles in front of you,they cant fool u wth all the editing and cut and edit gimmicks.the emotions they portray are real..and so its more touching and nostalgic to watch such rare shows

  4. it must have been a brand new experience! theaters are really powerful medium and they are far more realistic than movies.

  5. Thanks for sharing, Britton

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