(Last Updated on : 18-06-2012)
To manifest and above all to express the realisms of life theatre in India became a weapon of the mass than a mere art form. In Delhi also theatre had a purpose. Just not scaffolding the emotions, theatre in Delhi teamed with the various theatre companies in Delhi during independence became lot more pragmatic. However, the concept of theatre gained a boost in Delhi with the establishment of the National School of Drama (NSD), India's premier theatre training, at New Delhi back in the year 1959.
That was just the initiation of a new concept of uttering the untold amidst the rasa of Natya. However, the impetuous that it provided later supported theatre in Delhi to stand apart. To nurture talent and also to encourage upcoming theatre directors a number of theatre companies in Delhi were formed.
The theatre companies in Delhi produced varied plays from historical to mythological; from dance drama to comedy; from romance to thriller. The main idea was to offer theatre that desired élan to make it an art form to depict, manifest and illustrate the realisms of life. Months passed and years glided and gradually theatre in Delhi gained a new meaning as an art form.
In the recent era an important focus of the theatre companies in Delhi is to highlight the works of the young directors. This indeed aids in bringing forth a meaningful engagement with audiences through newer means of performance. The theatre companies in Delhi thus offer a new meaning to the very art form- theatre.