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India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics from February 17-April 8, 2018

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma addressing a press conference on Theatre Olympics, along with National School of Drama Chairman Ratan Thiyam and Director Waman Kendre, in New Delhi on July 12, 2017.
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma addressing a press conference on Theatre Olympics, along with National School of Drama Chairman Ratan Thiyam and Director Waman Kendre, in New Delhi on July 12, 2017.
India will host the eighth edition of the Theatre Olympics -- the biggest such event in the world -- at multiple locations in the country from February 17 to April 8, 2018.
 
This was announced here today by Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma at a press conference here today in the presence of National School of Drama (NSD) Chairman Ratan Thiyam and NSD Director Waman Kendre.
 
He said that the event, being held in India for the first time, would feature 500 plays and 700 ambience performances from across the world and allied activities like exhibitions, seminars, symposia, interactive discussions and workshops with well-known academicians, authors, actors, designers and directors
 
Leading luminaries of world theatre will take part in these events, Dr. Sharma said, adding that the event would put India among the top nations on the world theatre map.
 
Established in 1993, the Theatre Olympics is the foremost international theatre festival, presenting the finest productions of well-known theatre practitioners from around the world.
 
In India, the event will be organised by the NSD under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture in 15 cities across the country.
 
The inaugural ceremony will be held in Delhi in a gala function with performances by hundreds of artistes. The closing ceremony will take place in Mumbai.
 
The Theatre Olympics 2018 will be the eighth edition of the event and will feature international and Indian theatre groups and eminent theatre personalities.
 
The Theatre Olympics was established in 1993 in Delphi, Greece, as the first international theatre festival. With the tagline ‘Crossing Millennia’, this is an initiative to connect the cultural past with the present and future, bringing the richness and diversity of theatre heritage to the experiments and research of contemporary theatre.
 
The first country to host the Theatre Olympics was Greece in 1995. Japan hosted the second edition in Shizuoka in 1999, followed by Russia in 2001. In 2006 the Olympics were held in Istanbul, Turkey and four years later, in 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. China hosted them in Beijing in 2014 and in 2016 the 7th Theatre Olympics were held in Wroclaw, Poland. 
 
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