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TIFLI- International Theatre Festival For Young Audiences

An INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL for YOUNG AUDIENCES – ‘Tifli’ is being organized by ASSITEJ India, celebrating childhood in a weeklong festival (17 – 23 February 2014), hosted at Bal Bhawan, New Delhi. Tifli’s slogan ‘TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THEATRE TODAY’ is a step in the direction of encouraging people to expose their children to theatre.

 

The festival will showcase fourteen plays which have been meticulously designed for children and depict varied theatre styles- musical theatre, story-telling theatre, puppet theatre, object theatre, mime theatre and many others. These plays will be performed by professionals from different cities in India and other countries – Germany, Denmark, Iran and Sri Lanka where Contemporary issues like Global Warming, Climate Change and emotions like Fantasy, Joy and Love will be demonstrated through various performances in six different languages. There will be three shows of each play daily – morning and afternoon for schools specifically; and evenings will be for public. The performance will also include a play titled “A Treat for Children and Families” where artists will use a lot of magical gimmick, Live Sand Art and Multimedia Art.

The details of some of the plays to be performed are:

 

1. Spaghetti (English), Batida, Copehagen, Denmark

 

’Spaghetti makes you high,’ the two long ones say. And then they cook spaghetti like nothing else. Their neighbour, who does not reach to any great hight, but is a short, rotund red-head, would like to join in the feast. Hmmm!!

Spaghetti is a charming, heart-warming story about irreconcilable opposites, which manage to come together despite everything.

If there is music in this small treasure? —Lots! and three glorious actors providing it themselves.

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2. NIMVAJABI (Naughty Boy): (Non Verbal Puppet play), 7-5-1 Group, Tehran, Iran

 Nimvajabi is a naughty baby, He has to pass one day, only with his father, because his grandma is sick and his mother should look after her. He made his father leave home with him for walking, in this time his father realize that he has forgotten to take the keys of home. They had to spend their times out of house with special persons on the way and they confronted exciting and funny events.

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3. Hamara Circus: (Non–Verbal Musical Puppet Show), Kuch Kuch Puppet Theatre, Delhi

A fun filled non-verbal musical show. A series of small string puppet vignettes where scarf’s, snake charmer, Dalmatians and others come to life; characters who make up this little circus of life, move to music from all around the world, telling their little stories without words, but full of emotions!

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4. Kyun Kyun Ladki: (Hindi), Gillo, Mumbai

 

‘A journey through the magical world of questions’ – How often do children ask questions and actually get answers from adults? And how often do adults enter the magical world of questions? The play is based on Mahashweta Devi’s well known picture-storybook Why-Why Girl and celebrates the thrill of ‘WHY?’ It is the story of Moyna and at the same time the story of so many children, all who always ask the question ‘Why?’ Performed through dance and movement, the play shows glimpses of their lives and of their minds.

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5. Incredible Mullah Nasruddin: (English/Kannada), Rangshanka Theatre, Bengaluru

 

A young schoolboy had the strange power to captivate his classmates with his stories. So enraptured were they with the magic of his words that their schoolwork suffered. The teacher, a sage, could not prevent the magnetism working, so he modified it. He put a spell on the young boy: “From now, however wise you become, people will always laugh at you. From now, whenever one of your tales is told, people will feel compelled to tell them until at least seven have been recited.”And sure enough, centuries after the schoolboy grew up to become Mullah Nasiruddin, his stories to this day have a compelling effect the world over. His appeal is universal and timeless and his tales witty and wise. As the Mullah would say: “Enjoy yourself, or try to learn you will annoy someone.”

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6. Hanglai: (Manipuri), Panthoibi Natya Mandir, Imphal

 

This is a simple play with an effort to make the audience laugh. Also it may not make the audience laugh. When the rights of man that is a privilege is snatched and ripped from them man become something that is not a man. In this play an attempt is done to bring out the characters by the use of traditional costumes and props that have been exist from an ancient period Opportunity is given to the artists to use their freedom and concession to make themselves a perfect actor. The style of enacting the play is the use of character that is having the nature of both man and marionette.

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7. Rang Ranglila Gittu Girgit: (Hindi), Swangwale, Mumbai

 

We all Wear colors of different shades, both figuratively and literally. The Chameleon on the other hand has no color. Its what its background dictates. If a chameleon’s color had a personality it’d be the wallflower; quiet in a room full of people and yet observing.
Nature has given a wonderful tool to the chameleon – blend in, and survive. But what happens when nature itself starts to run out of color. That’s is the question we raise in Rand Rangila Gittu Girgit. Trees run short of green, the sky has no more blue left and the sun running out of Red. In short, nature is loosing a War. A war that is started by human beings against no one, in particular. A phenomenon that we call: Global warming.

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8. Lal Pencil: (Hindi), Aranya Theatre, Mumbai

 

A young school girl is relishing her new found stardom amongst peers and teachers ever since she suddenly, mysteriously starts writing beautiful poetry. She wins accolades and respect owing to her new ‘talent’ not just in her own class but in the whole school and even at home. What no one knows is that it is not her, but a magic red pencil that she found in class that’s writing the poetry. The constant struggle between truth and falsehood, desires and righteousness, love and hate, and the pain of keeping a secret, lead upto the girl’s final decision. Will she or won’t she? Based on a Korean novel, ‘laal pencil’ is a poignant tale of a girl with a secret.

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9. Alice In WonderLand: (English), Tram Theatre, Mumbai

 

Tram Theatre’s third major production-‘Alice in Wonderland’ – uses ordinary found objects, like stainless steel bowls and spoons, a packet of masoor dal, ice trays, cloths, children’s shoes, toys and aquarium, sponges etc. to tell Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of a Girl who wanders of from a boring hot day into a fantastic wonderland. Tram’s version takes the story out of caroll’s Victorian England and places it in the “here and now”.

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10. Quijote Wallah (Hindi-English), Yellow Cat, New Delhi

 

Senor Quixana, a gentleman farmer, believes he is the knight of the Rueful Countenance a.k.a Don Quijote of La Manche, destined to bring back the golden age and restore peace and justice to the world, while the rest of the world believes that he has gone quite mad. But isn’t too much sanity also a madness? And the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Is Don Quijote a superhero or a cranky old mad man. At its heart Don Quijote of La Manche is a story of about telling stories – the king of stories we like to tell about ourselves, and the kind of stories we want to hear, ultimately testifying to the power of the imagination to bring alive cherished worlds.

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