From 18th to 22nd of November 2016, we were joined by artists from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and of course India. IAPAR International Theatre festival is an official festival of the Indian Centre of International Theatre Institute. The festival is recognized by the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network for Higher Education in Performing Arts.
Community members in Pune had the opportunity to participate in workshops and master classes, as well as watch wonderful performances. Over these five days, audiences and actors alike were able to explore the idea of what it means to have the actor at the center, whether through watching solo or ensemble performances, attending physical theatre workshops, or participating in thought-provoking conversations after every performance. An exclusive exhibition of paintings titled ‘Lighting the stage: the magic of theatre’ by veteran artist Shri Sham Bhutkar was showcased at the festival.