Bargarh Dhanu Yatra: Audition for artists to be finalised by Nov 25

Bargarh: The audition for selection of the artistes for various roles in the world famous “Bargarh Dhanu Yatra” in Odisha will be completed by November 25, 2019, informed selection committee chief and Bargarh ADM Mirdha Topo on Tuesday.

“The Artiste Coordination Committee of the festival has taken a decision to conduct audition for selection of the artistes for various roles in the yatra”, said Topo.

“The aspiring artistes have to submit their application form at the ADM office in Bargarh before 5 PM on November 16, 2019,” he added.

This year, the festival will begin on December 31 and conclude on Junuary 10, 2020.

In 2017, Bhubaneswar Pradhan was selected for the role of protagonist Kansa for the 11-day long festival.

Bargarh Dhanu Yatra has been considered as the largest open air theatre of the world that takes one back to the epic Mahabharata.

During the festival, Bargarh turns into Mathura. The Jeera river of Bargarh becomes the Yamuna. And Amapali, which is located on the outskirts of Bargarh town, is transformed into Gopapura.

The central theme of the festival revolves around the “Rule of Kansa”.

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