Welcome to Natya Chetana

Natya Chetana

A Cultural Action Organization And Resource Centre for Mass Awareness

“Natya” means theatre, “Chetana” means awareness. A group of young theatre students of drama department- Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, (the only degree college of performing arts in the state of Orissa), started doing a Theatre Research under the guidance of Subodh to develop method of plays to draw the attention of the audiences towards the subject of a play.

The concept of the organisation emerged after performing an improvised play named ’Bana Manisha’ (Wild Men), in the year 1986. It was in a slum of Bhubaneswar during NSS (National Service Scheme) camp. This play provoked audience to think about the subject instead of enjoying the form and Subodh was provoked to think about a mission and that is ‘Natya Chetana’

 

WELCOME TO PARTNERS /DONORS WHO THINK GLOBALLY AND ACT LOCALLY

NATYA CHETANA is in search of partners on theme like: Women’s Empowerment, Environmental Protection, Issue of Economic Exploitation, Cultural Degradation, Break of Unity (like: Communal Tensions, Party based political divisions etc…). NGOs of similar agenda, Educational Institutions like University, Social or Cultural Action Networks, who THINKS GLOBALLY could be our Partners to support our ideas to ACT LOCALLY. Please take note that - we must take care of the Mental preparation of the mass, the invisible foundation, before undertaking any visible action of changes. Theatre and Media Action does that. For possible projects click here. For immediate contact Email us to : natyaindia@gmail.com

Coming Soon!

PEOPLES THEATRE FESTIVAL WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO MASK
23, 24, 25 MARCH 2016

Evening Performances by Traditional Odisha Mask Dancers, Modern Indian Play by Nahalee from Kolkata, Traditional Theatre Ram Lila (a part) from Sialia, Khorda. Gurushree Shasadhara Acharya will direct - Acting workshop of Navarasa, being behind a mask.

CAN ENJOY HOLI WITHIN ARTISTS DURING THE FESTIVAL

New Theatre Production

IT WILL BE A CHANCE TO FEEL THE ENJOYMENT AS WELL AS PAIN TO BE A MOTHER OF A PLAY; A GROUP METHOD TO INNOVATE IDEAS….. A CHANCE TO LEARN AND REALISE…..

Natya Chetana is planning to create a new theatre production : NIAN ( The Fire), talking about sociology, politics, economics, culture and myth around Fire. Stories will be displayed connecting those. For this there will be a phase of survey and research from April 2016, The play will be constructed in following days. Artists interested to join from national or international arena are also having a scope.

CONTACT BEFORE YOU APPEAR……

NOTICE

Special production oriented theatre workshop at natyagram (odisha) exclusively for tribal artists Read More..

Indian Theatre School

Natya Chetana declares opening of Indian Theatre School. For more details please Contact...

What Next

23,24,25 March-2016: Mask Theatre Festival at Natyagram

 

29, 30,31 March-2016: Performance of Children’s' Play SURYA NAMSKAR for Tribal audiences.

 

April 2016: Research & Survey for the new Theatre production of Natya Chetana Titled NIAN (THE FIRE).

 

June 2016: Hosting Theatre Workshop organized and conducted by Sri Stayabrata Rout, Professor of Drama and NSD Alumni.

Natya Chetana now links with continues Cinema Production with a new Trust CHETANA CHALCHITRA KALAKENDRA (CHECKK). In English Institute for Awareness through Movie Art (Institute ATMA)

NEW THEATRE PRODUCTION OF NATYA CHETANA – “NIAN” (THE FIRE) : JANUARY TO MARCH 2015

Natya Chetana will develop new play titled – Nian in Odia meaning The Fire. The play will get sequences of Fire related incidents which projects the truth of the life. It will cover the invention of Fire, the mythology connected to fire, the present days and different 9 emotions (Nava Rasa) around Fire. There may be a Critic show on the first day of the Peoples’ Theatre Festival on 1st Feb 2015.

 

 

Theater Village

In 1990, Natya Chetana visualised to build up its community living in a village set up and could find a barren and lonely land near the town Khurda, 30 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar. It has been developing very slowly and gradually, without any Government or Corporate support. The name of this new village is named as Natya Gram (Theatre Village).

 

 

Recently Completed

19th People Theatre Festival

19th Peoples Theatre Festival at Natyagram during 1st to 5th Feb 2016 was completed. Performances, workshops, seminars, theatre market, exhibition were being displayed and camp of 100 artists was set. Patrick from France and Karen from USA conducted special theatre workshop.

Play Abu by Natya Chetana

Natya Chetana Team was being invited by National School of Drama, New Delhi to perform in north east State for their Purva Ranga Theatre Festival. The Story is by eminent Sri Manoj Das. This play again was being played in four diffrent National Theatre Festival in West Bengal including the famous NANDIKAR Festival at Kolkata in December 2015.

80 HOURS THEATRE WOKSHOP FOR REGIONAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, BHUBANESWAR : 13 AUGUST TO DECEMBER ( only Saturday and Sunday)

Natya Chetana is engaged with a commitment to hold a 80 hours theatre workshop in 20 days journey for about 40 students of Education (would be teachers from different states). The focus is to share the idea of theatre as a process of self as well as students’ education. The hope is that Regional College of Education should develop a regular Theatre Club to keep the teachers practice to use theatrical skills in educational discourses. This workshop has been started recently is going on under the coordination of Prof. Pritish Acharya and is facilitated by Subodh Patnaik as Master Trainer.

 

News & Events

19th PEOPLES THEATRE FESTIVAL

19th Peoples Theatre Festival at Natyagram during 1st to 5th Feb 2016 was completed. Performances, workshops, seminars, theatre market, exhibition were being displayed and camp of 100 artists was set. Patrick from France and Karen from USA conducted special theatre workshop.

SHOW OF PLAY – FULA / 25TH AND 26TH MARCH 2014

INTIMATE THEATRE SHOW HAS BEEN INVITED BY EZCC-KOLKATA AND GOBARDANGA-NAKSHA IN WEST BENGAL. THE PLAY IS AN EXTENDED VERSION OF CYCO THEATRE “TAANGIA CHHAP” OF 1996 AND WAS CREATED IN 2010. THIS IS REVIVAL OF THE PLAY FOR 2014. IT IS WRTTEN AND DIRECTED BY SUBODH.

18TH PEOPLES THEATRE FESTIVAL – 1st to 6th FEB 2015

The dates of the forth coming Peoples Theatre festival has been fixed as 1st to 6th Feb 2015. This will be held in Natya Gram campus as usual with all the program features like : Theatre March on 1st Feb, performances in the evening, morning theatre workshop by international delegates, reflection seminar from 10am-01pm about the performances played, Theatre market and short performances in the afternoon and Camp Fire on 6th Feb night etc.. This time the theme has been fixed as : MASK. Plays using masks, play about mask or mask maker, play directed by a professional mask maker, plays having a style to use mask make up etc. will be encouraged and invited to take part.

PLAY FULA IN FESTIVAL ADIBIMB ORGANISED BY NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DRAMA

RETURNED FROM SHANTINIKETAN AND LOOKING AT 3 PLAYS IN KOLKATA. WE PERFORMED "FULA" IN ADIVASI FESTIVAL TITLED "ADI BIMB" ORGANISED BY NSD-NEW DELHI WHICH WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.....
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17TH PEOPLES THEATRE FESTIVAL IS OVER / 2-6 FEB 2014

ATTENDED NANDIKAR NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL  WIH PLAY – SUA /DECEMBER 2013

ATTENDED ARTEN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL IN GUWAHATI WITH PLAY – SUA / NOV 2013

OCTOBER 2013 / SUPER CYCLONE : PHEILIN IMPACTED NATYAGRAM

Natya Chetana At A Glance

Name of the Organisation :

NATYA CHETANA (Theatre For Awareness)

Place :

Bhubaneswar, in the state of Orissa, in India (East Coast)

Date of Establishment :

10th November 1986

Legal status :

Registered in India under Society Registration Act, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, Income Tax Act

Contact person :

Mr. Subodh Patnaik, Director of Natya Chetana

Address :

N-3/ 432, Nayapally Lottery Plot Area, IRC Village , Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India - 751015

Email and Phone contact :

Phone : +91-(0)674-2555400
Fax: +91-(0)674-2555300
Mobile: +91-9437055590

E mail: natyaindia@gmail.com