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Theatre Olympics 2018 Commences in New Delhi

Published on February 20, 2018
Over 25,000 artists from 30 countries have gathered in New Delhi to participate in the Theatre Olympics. India is hosting the eighth edition of this event for the very first time and thus, it is a matter of pride for the nation.

Theatre Olympics 2018 Commences in New Delhi

Highlights of the Event

  • 51-day long theatre event was inaugurated on 17th of February by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at Lal Quila.
  • Considered as the biggest celebration of theatre, this event works as a platform for the artists to showcase their talent and traditional forms of theatre. Around 450 shows including 65 shows by international artists, 600 ambient performances and 250 youth forum are the highlights of the event. The shows will be hosted in various cities of India along with the programmes like the ‘Living Legends’ series, and ‘Master Classes’ and two international and six national seminars.
  • Olympic’s theme of “Flag of Friendship” will serve to create a dialogue between Indian and global artists

History of Theatre Olympics

The Theatre Olympics was established in 1993 in Delphi, Greece, as the first international theatre festival. With the tagline ‘Crossing Millennia’, Greece hosted the first theatre Olympics 1995.
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.

Expected Questions

Which edition of Theatre Olympics did India host in 2018?
a. 7th
b. 5th
c. 9th
d. 8th

Which country hosted the first Theatre Olympics?
a.  Russia
b. Greece
c. Turkey
d. France

What is the theme of Theatre Olympics 2018?
a. Flag of Artists
b. Flag of Art
c. Flag of Friendship
d. Flag of Stagecraft
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