After the pandemic, Kolkata's theatre scene is revitalised.

Kolkata theatre scene was at a standstill during the pandemic . Rehearsals, street plays, and formal amphitheatre performances have all returned to pre-Covid status .

KOLKATA, India — During the pandemic, the Kolkata theatre scene was at a standstill, and the city's revival has been slow.However, rehearsals, street plays, and formal amphitheatre performances have all returned to pre-Covid status in the latter half of 2022.Sohini, a musical dance troupe, performed Tagores' Bhanusingher Padaboli at the International Cultural Centre (ICCR) earlier this month.On the 50th anniversary of our troupe Sohini, we want to help revive the story.

Purnima Ghosh, an eighty-one-year-old Manipuri dancer who performed Radha at the stage, said, I started dancing to the songs of Bhanusingher Padaboli since the early 1960s.According to artist Sourav Ghosh, the group has remained true to the original performance style of 1945.Saikat Ghosh, a theatre actor and producer, discusses the changes that the theatre industry has seen in recent years.At first, it was difficult to have online rehearsals.

I am surprised at how quickly theatre has been revived in the last few months, however.He said people missed rehearsals and attending live shows.Talking about the demise of the pandemic's legacy in theatre, Ghosh said, There is a desire among directors to make productions accessible and easier to understand for new audiences and performers.In the second half of 2022, theatre group Shahojs director Anuvab Dasgupta said he never expected to see two back-to-back houseful performances.

The pandemic only exacerbated the division that had surrounded youth theatre groups, according to a member of a JU youth theatre group, as performers relocated in search of jobs.Many people went extinct.However, in the last year, many new groups have emerged.Veteran musicians, on the other hand, found a way to resurrect and recreate their own productions in the pandemic.

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