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Scheme for Upliftment of Utsavi Rangabhumi of Goa

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The “Scheme for Upliftment of Utsavi Rangabhumi of Goa” has been designed by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa with the objective of encouraging the festival theatre of Goa which is known as “Gomantakiya Utsavi Rangabhumi”. This form of theatre has an illustrious tradition of presenting plays during festivals in the villages. Most of the renowned actors of this motherland have a history of performing their first character role on Utsavi Rangabhumi, wherein more than 1000 plays were performed on the occasion of village deities’ festivals all over Goa. The financial support and motivation from the government through this scheme could bring the festive theatre to its original glory.

  1. To revive and preserve the festive theatre of Goan villages.
  2. To encourage local village groups to restart the Houshi Ranghabhumi theatre movement by providing necessary support for the revival of sangeet natak. (Musical plays) performances and prose plays.
  3. To encourage local female artists and child artists to participate in these plays.
  4. To encourage amateur artists and to bring discipline to traditional festive theatre.
  5. To encourage new playwrights, directors, set designers and other stage technicians.
  6. To create a bonding of unity and brotherhood through the medium of theatre in the villages.
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