It’s that time of the year when Jaipur is gearing up for all the exciting events like JLF and Jairangam. With the perfect weather, Jaipurites are ready for some Naatak Shaatak! Theatre has been an important part of the city giving birth to many talented stars like Irrfan Khan. Au-Jairangam brings the zeal and zest in Jaipur’s love for theatre.
It’s the 5th edition of the annual theatre festival this year which will be held from 21st November to 27th November.
The plays under the ambit of Au-Jairangam will be held at different venues of Jaipur like Birla Auditorium, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Maharana Pratap Auditorium as well as various schools and colleges. Apart from this, street plays (nukkad natak) will be held across different places in Pink City.
Event will stand out for its celebrity artistes this year. Among them are: Paresh Rawal, Kiran Kumar,Kumud Mishra, Sudhir Pandey, Himani Shivpuri, Mohammed Zeeshan, Rakesh Bedi, Anjan Srivastav,Avtar Gill, Bharat Kapoor, Makarand Deshpande, Mita Vashisht,Ravi Mahashabde, Virendra Saxena, Samta Sagar, Shilpi Marwaha, Ranjit Kapoor, Arvind Gaur, Sanjay Upadhyaya, Happy Ranajit, Gagan Dev Riar, Imran Rashid, Sanjay Dadhich, Dr Gowri Ramnarayan and Teekam Joshi, among others.
The weeklong theatre festival will witness six different activities this year – Proscenium Theatre, Street Plays, Rang Samwaad, Art Strokes, Khushboo-e-Rajasthan and Outreach Programme. There will be 33 plays in all. Out of these, 9 plays are from Jaipur, 1 Rajasthani play, 1 Non Verbal Play, 5 Solo plays, 5 English plays and 25 Hindi plays. A theatrical production by students of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya will also be staged. These main stream plays will be held at three venues – Birla Auditorium, Jawahar Kala Kendra and Maharana Pratap Auditorium.
Its time to pay-back to Jaipur by restoring the local theatre talent through our association with Au-Jairangam.
As a pay-back to Jaipur by restoring the local theatre talent and to give Jaipurites an exposure towards best of art available in India and across the world, out of the 33 plays as many as 9 plays in the mainstream theatre will be performed by the Jaipur theatre artistes as well as groups. Along with veteran artistes, young artistes will also be showcasing their talent in Au-Jairangam. Around 150 artistes will be taking part in these plays.
And you CANNOT miss the show this time because the Brand Ambassador of AU-Jairangam is Irrfan Khan!
For a city that welcomes such festivals with open arms, it is the best of EVERYTHING!!
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The Jaipur Theatre festival was established in the year 2001 with a vision of creating a festival of soil, which would enlighten, enliven and enrich the cultural, real-life and creative spirit of people and also to provide a platform to artists, individual or group of people for the flowering of his/her/their human spirit.
Jairangam is a cross interaction platform between the regional, national and international level of amateurs, performers, actors, directors, story tellers, scriptwriters, technicians, artists, etc. where they exchange their values, expertise, professionalism, learnings, experiments, etc. with a wide open relevant world to take their form of art and exposure to the next level as per the global standards. It is also a platform to resurrect, rejuvenate and redefine the aura & importance of performing arts, theatre (rang manch a.k.a rang mandir)and many others, to connect with the classes and masses and to keep them deep rooted within their elements; so that generations can sow on reap the benefits out of the whole endeavour.
Jairangam is an initiative by 3M Dot Bands created by humble, creative, well educated, versatile and avid theatre loving patrons.