FLAME School of Performing Arts was invited to perform in the first ever Colombo International Theatre Festival held in Sri Lanka from March 26- April 2, 2012. The festival featured plays from various countries like Germany, Iran, Indonesia, Australia, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
The FLAME school presented two shows of its play, ' Dangalnama’, which investigates the sufferings of the common man in India. It documents various events from different perspectives and looks at the complex secular structure India wishes to follow. It also talks about the religion, caste and humanity in the country.
Swati Simha, Devika Kamath, Sapna Ahuja, Drishti Goenka performed the play with others. Prof Prasad Vanarase, Dean, FLAME School of Performing Arts, conducted a workshop, ' The Phakama Way' for the performers from other countries in the festival. He also presented a paper on the ' Role of Technology in Theatre in Future'. Speaking about the event, Prof Vanarse said, “ When it comes to representing cultures and communicating across cultures, some formulations are identified as hallmarks of a given culture.
In the process, one needs to take cognizance of the variations within the culture and create a room for awareness of alternatives. The ' global connection' would be established when the ' local truth' is effectively expressed and communicated.”
(Source: MID-Day Pune, April 11th, 2012)