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.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Remembering Habib Tanvir
The Doyen of Modern Indian theatre Habib Tanvir witnessed the oppressive rule of the British Government. He occupies an important place in the pantheon of Indian stage-masters who fight for the cause of common masses. He was instrumental in Providing Indian theatre with a new vitality and direction. he was born in raipur where he acquired his early education. he did his advance studies at nagpur and Aligarh. later. with intent to make a career in the film industry he went to Bombay where he joined Indian People's theatre Association and Progressive Writer's Association. These outfits inculcated in him a left wing conviction and also provided an orientation to his abiding interest in folk culture. These two motif- cultures and a leftsist conciousness formed a pattern that can be discerned throughout the plays of Habib Tanvir. He left us on the morning of june 8, 2009... His sudden demise has left a never to be filled void in the Indian theatre scenario. He will be remembered not only as a poet, director, playwright or theatre personality rather as a revolution in the history of Indian theatre.
Join us to remember the tornado of change that is Habib Tanvir.
photo courtesy: Raj Rakt (http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20080904/chd.htm, Charandas Chor(http://www.indiabuzzing.com/2009/06/), Tanvir(http://blogs.outlookindia.com/posts.aspx?ddm=8&kid=282 respectively.