(Last Updated on : 08/04/2009)
Theatre Companies in Himachal Pradesh are the organisations, which deal with the sponsoring of theatre in Himachal Pradesh. Playing a significant social role, these Theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh look into the technical aspects of theatrical performances in the state. With the passing decades, theatre in Himachal Pradesh has become popular entertainment form and an inevitable part of community life.
The theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh surveys the tastes and traditions of the people and their social historical scientific attitudes and creative qualities to make the art of theatre stronger in northern India. Theatre in Himachal Pradesh is best in forms like Swang, Jagra, Jagrata, Ainchali singing, the ballads and songs of the tribes of wandering minstrels. Besides the mentioned ones, the theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh also produce Bhagat, Banthada, Kariyada and Haranyattar. These dramas are particularly designed around certain character-types. Initially, any open space in the middle of a field distinct by two or three feet high poles with cords tied round them was constructed to make the decorative stage for the folk-drama, later the theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh introduced concrete stages for theatre in Himachal Pradesh.
The theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh bring about theatre shows that offer a colored glimpse into the heart of the region. Theatre in Himachal Pradesh reflects the loves, joys, sorrows and hopes of the people through traditional symbolic patterns. The theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh makes sure to start the performance with the custom of Mangalacharan that means the invoking the three gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, the forest gods and goddesses and Saraswati the goddess of learning. Followed by this ritual many minor rituals launch the main show.
Alike other parts of India, the theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh have also introduced many facilities and lucrative prospects for the artistes in the state. Dance and music being the integral part of the show, the theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh have also discovered many musical talents for their art. There are some theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh doing a creative work to promote folk and theatre in the state, in one-act plays Himachal Pradesh has very good record in national youth festival. The theatre companies in Himachal Pradesh have successfully retained the traditional essence of north Indian theatre and are loved by the regional audience.