Jammu, Feb 14: Natrang Director Padamshree Balwant Thakur has been invited to participate in the International Theatre Seminar which is being held at National School of Drama, New Delhi on 16th and 17th of February, 2017. This seminar will be a part of the International Theatre Festival ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ which has the participation of 94 plays, representing thirteen major countries of the world, the 19th chapter of the festival will feature groups and eminent theatre practioners from England, Russia, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Romania, Malasiya, Sri Lanka, Nepal Bangladesh, besides India. Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur will be the key speaker in the seminar who will address the eminent world theatre practioners in the International Seminar entitled ‘The Actor at the Vanishing Point’ on 17th of February, 2017 and the topic assigned to him is ‘The Actor and the Director’. The world community of eminent theatre directors, designers, playwrights, actors and scholars will ponder on the issue in this two day International Theatre seminar which will have four sessions ‘The Actor and the Text’, ‘The Actor the Design’, ‘The Actor and the Director’ and ‘The Definition of Acting’ to discuss the full range theatre-actor perspectives. Widely travelled in over 90 major cities of the world in connection with his creative pursuits, Balwant Thakur will share his vision of actor-director relationship in the challenging times of innovations and experiments. Being a writer and director himself having intimately worked with over 5000 actors, Balwant Thakur’s individual accomplishments in terms of evolving world class productions and sustaining them to the record period of time will be the major thrust of the participants of this International seminar.
Decorated with the highest honours of the country like Padamshree, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Sapatrishi Samman, Abhinayak Samman, Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore Award, Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Award, Sanskriti Award, ‘Kala Nidhi Puraskaar’ and the honours by Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Madhaya Pradesh, Kerala, Orrisa, West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura Governments, Balwant Thakur’s participation in this prestigious seminar will add pride to the event. Currently working as Regional Director in Indian Council for Cultural Relations J&K, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Balwant Thakur is also recognized as the true cultural ambassador of Jammu & Kashmir who has taken the culture of India to the global heights.