Pabita Rabha, a National School of Drama alumnus had created a theatre company for dwarves called Dapon (Mirror) and spent four years scouting for talent across his native Assam while supporting himself with stints in theatre and the Hindi film industry.
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Pabitra Rabha an alumni of NSD (National School of Drama), New Delhi (2003) established a theatre group called Dapon, The Mirror in 2003 ...
Through Dapon we are showing a mirror to the world and ourselves. ... 'Ki No Kau' is the first play that Pabitra directed with his little actors.
Pabitra Rabha is an actor from Assam in both the stage and cinema who has acted in Hindi movies like Marry Kom, Tango Charlie etc . Though he is an actor, dramatist, choreographer, a veteran folk musician by profession he also cultivates his own land by himself . “The Rhythm of Bardoisila” is one of his most remarkable creative production which synthesizes the whole NORTH-EAST INDIA folk performances into one . He is a man from our society who is trying to make an attempt to create a comfort zone for the "small" people .. the physically disabled people whom we call the "dwarf people" , and the society disregard them due to their physical appearance .... He is taking them out from their homes and confined space , letting them explore their own talent , see the society without feeling low.. He is gathering them in his own home ... the home of cultural effusion .. Here they feel no physical discrimination, nobody is calling them small or why they've not yet got married , no slurs , no offence by anyone . This is a world specially devoted to drama performance where they act in "dramas" especially meant for them ("কিনো কওঁ" or "What Do I Say") as well as in "normal" "dramas" .. Here they live like one family . They help Pabitra Rabha even in his cultivation of many crops in his land ... They live like a family there .. Watch the VIDEO to know more ..
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