About Us

Bahroop came into existence in 1996 when a group of people from different walks of life decided to share their experience with a larger section of the society. Its productions Kale Kauwe Ne Kaha, Dekh Tamasha Dekh, Baghichha Bachharam Ka, Zaharqand, Soopna Ka Sapna, Aur Kitne Hiroshima, Yahan Se Shahar Ko Dekho,B-Three, Hamare Waqt Mein, Saaye Hamsaaye, Woh Bhi Thei Apne and Panahgaah were awarded byDelhi Urdu Academy, Government Of NCT of Delhi in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Its play Soopna Ka Sapna was staged in 5th Bharat Rang Mahotsav. Bahroop participated in various festivals like Bahoorupi organized by Rangayana, Govt. of Karnataka and Shiv Sanchara National Theatre Festival, Sanehilli, Karnataka. Other successful productions have been Kath Jogi, Madhvi, Toot-Te-Parivesh, Banailey, Reech Gaan, Thank You Mr. Glad, Bada Bhand To Bada Bhand, Nahi Chahiye Hamen..., Kabira Khada Bajar Mein, Men Without Shadows, 1857, Jangal Ke Daawedaar and Cheezein Toot Rahi Hain.Bahroop's Ghair Zaroori Log, 8/6, Yahan Se Shahar Ko Dekho, Spartacus and The Life of Galileo were selected as one of the best plays of Delhi for the year 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2007-08 by Sahitya Kala Parishad,Government Of NCT of Delhi.

Bahroop has also organised talks, seminars and workshops with eminent personalities like Habib Tanvir, J.N. Kaushal, G.P. Deshpande, Satish Anand, D.R.Ankur, Vinit Kumar, Chittaranjan Tripathi, Shrikant Kishore, Piyush Mishra, KS Rajendran, Suman Kumar, HS Shiva Prakash and Mushtaq Kak. It publishes a theatre magazine, Bahroop Theatre Digest.

Friday 8 February 2008

JNU campus and Bahroop

Bahroop has been active for around past 11 years developing new sensibilities and creating space for the learners to be more rational, conscious and responsible about the society around them, through ‘Theatre’ as a medium of communication. Recently, a new feather was added to its cap, when Bahroop was invited to participate in the Bahuroopi - 08th National Theatre Festival, Jan 12-18, 2008 at Mysore, Karnataka. Bahroop went to the festival with its production- Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (in Hindustani). The play was translated by Shahid Anwar and directed by Prof. HS Shivaprakash,noted Kannada Poet and Playwright, Professor at the School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU.
The performance was well appreciated by the audience, theatre critics and media at the festival. Media reported that for the first time, Brecht was performed with the pattern of songs in a very compact manner, so the audience and theatre critics liked the presentation and compared it to the traditional Indian performance. Bahroop members freely interacted with the Students from University of Mysore and discussed many issues related to the culture, mode of performances and practices prevalent in these parts of the country. The organisers were very happy to have their students to interconnect and know how alternative groups like Bahroop are developing social consciousness, which result in a wholesome development of persona. Earlier on many instances Bahroop participated in theatre festivals at Jaipur, Gwalior, Kanpur and Hardwar to name a few, rejuvenating and teaching not only the students but society at large to use theatre as a mode of being socially active.

This Happens to be the first blog, and will be followed by the information about the genesis of this group and the vision it aims at..... i will do it gradually...

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