Saturday, October 9, 2010

Desh Parva- Festival of Performing Arts of India;Cultural Activities during CWG 2010 (program for the 9th October)

Sangeet Natak Akademi begins its 10-day festival. Promises a visual treat of Indian performing arts - music, dance, theatre, folk and narrative arts. Join the celebration around the Commonwealth Games.
“Desh Parva” a 10-day festival of performing arts of India promises to offer the citizens and the international tourists an eclectic collection of Indian music, dance, theatre, folk, and narrative arts.
Tomorrow’s Programme (9th October, Saturday)
Desh Parv has been divided into five segments namely Kul Varnika ( Commonwealth literature in performance), Desaj (Diverse expressions of the nations), Nritya Rupa (Dances of India) Natya Darshan (A vision of theatre in India), Sangeet Marg ( Paths of Indian Music) encompassing all forms of performing arts. The details about the five art forms are as:
Kul Varnika : 
  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Meghdoot III
Tripura Kashyap, New Delhi: Tripura Kashyap based her presentation Tripura Kashyap Kul Varnikaon three short and powerful poems of Dennis Brutus -- each in its own distinct context and mood, and hence demanding an independent interpretation. They range from dense verse to the extraordinary sparseness of great philosophical truths. And, they demonstrate an ascent of the spirit from absolute despair and destitution to a yearning for peace, and finding the solution in an unconditional universality of woman, man and God. For eventually, as the poet concludes, even God cannot exist without either woman or man, much as the ocean cannot exist without its waves, its foam or its spray.
Shagun Butani, Delhi: Shagun Butani’s presentation is based on New Zealand    poet Albert Wendt’s poem, “Door”, which was published in 1984 as a part of his collection, SHAMAN OF VISIONS. There is a door everywhere. And, as the poet says, a door knows that it is all other doors. As in many of his other poems, Door also meditates on the relationship between abstract and physical qualities of the object and the individual, and contains the ideas of both rootedness and transience which, although ambivalent as elements, demand recognition.
Desaj :
6: 00 PM Kathak Kendra North Delhi     
Garbo (Gujarat); Korku ( MP); Praja (Orissa); Hozagiri (Tripura); Ghasiyari (Uttarakhand); Raibense (West Bengal) Santhali ( Jharkhand); Phag ( Haryana); Dandia Raas ( Gujarat)
Natya Darshan :
      6.30 pm Shri Ram Centre
            SADARAME (Kannada)
           Based on a Kannada folk story

Karnataka’s Telugu-speaking Vaisyas came in for unbelievably devastating satire in Sadarame. The Kannada play, done in the company drama style of Gubbi Veeranna (1890-1953), tells the story of the charming Sadarame, daughter of greedy trader Bangaru Setty, and her adventures through a marriage and two subsequent suitors. Spandana was perhaps best equipped to revive the play as its moving spirit B Jayashree is Veeranna’s granddaughter and inheritor on his legacy. Trained at the National School of Drama, Jayashree had moved away from the costume drama of her grandfather’s time to fashion a folk-inspired theatre idiom of her own. She must have been happy the theme of this year’s Ranga Shankara festival company musicals gave her an opportunity to return to her roots.  

The costumes (mid-20th century, Ravi Varma-inspired), the sets (painted backdrops, doorways with plastic flowers and creepers), choreography (black and white movie-inspired) and music (raga-based) harked back to a style of drama that is extinct.

    8.45 pm Meghdoot I
Yakshagana KARTHAVEERYARJUNA KALAGA (Traditional Theatre of Karnataka) An episode from the epic Ramayana
Sangeet Marg :
11:00 am Meghdoot II
      Presented by Ramhari Das & Group
     Presented by Chandra Prakash
For details contact:
Ruchi Dayal: 9718265679
Rahul Sharma: 9810259021


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