Kri Foundation & Trisaraa Trust present Mohana Festival at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 7pm on 9th,10th & 11th November 2013

Time : 7:00 pm

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)
Note : Call  91-11-43663333 (Habitat World) to re-confirm any last minute change or cancellation of the event.

Place : Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Stations :
'Jor Bagh(Yellow Line)Exit Gate-1' - Walk Direction
'Khan Market(Violet Line)'
Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description : Kri Foundation & Trisaraa Trust present Mohana Festival. 

The following plays will be staged during the festival : 

9th November (at Amphitheatre) : The Play Nights End is about the tiger, the forest, tribals and human survival. Dir. Gowri Ramnarayan. Prod. JustUs Repertory Chennai. Collab: Kri Foundation & Trisaraa Trust.
NIGHT’S END  is a tale of betrayal, abandonment and loss in which the actions of humans—indigenous peoples, settlers, tourists, the state, the media—powerfully affect the fragile eco-system we inhabit.
It is is also a love story

Set in a reserve forest in Rajasthan, India, NIGHT’S END unfolds the story of Krishnan Nair. Born into a family of Kathakali artistes and trained in the art from childhood, Krishnan runs away from his native village in Kerala, and becomes a forest guard in a tiger sanctuary. In moments of emotional intensity, the Kathakali artiste in him finds solace dancing.

 The plot moves through his attempts to enlist the help of the tiger hunting Mogiya tribals to save the tiger, his friendship with Billu Mogiya the drummer, his romance with the tribal woman Chandni Mogiya, and his encounters with the poaching mafia.

Is the tiger safe in the forest? Can tribal and other marginalized people balance their way of life against the intrusions of the modern world? How can the oppressed assert their rights? How can they resist the threats and blandishments of commercial gain? Can loneliness ever be overcome?

I’ve always been worried about the role and the responsibility of the artist and of art, a worry that has made me write seven plays. With NIGHT’S END, I am trying to get through the tangles of these questions as they haunt me today. NIGHT'S END could mean dawn, but both night and end are not comfortable words. I seek to make us uncomfortable 

Sheejith Krishna - actor, dancer
Akhila Ramnarayan- actor
Venkatesh Krishna - lights
Mythili Prakash - sound
Gowri Ramnarayan - director

10th November (at Amphitheatre) : The play Yashodhara, based on Maithilisharan Gup's poem, Dir. Gowri Ramnarayan. Prod. JustUs Repertory Chennai. 
Gautama Buddha, the Sakya prince, became a world leader.
Yashodhara, his wife, remains in the shadows.
Yashodhara, the dance theatre production by JustUs Repertory, illuminates the plight of a woman, a single mother, deserted by her husband. Grief impels Yashodhara to search for answers that she cannot find within the palace walls. Her inner evolution, from a state of unknowing to ultimate resolution, becomes a poignant, powerful story, a universal myth of human loss, sorrow and transcendence.
Yashodhara is inspired by the beautiful carving on one of the entrance pillars of the Sanchi monument, of a lotus whose roots are embedded in slush, whose stem finds nourishment in water, whose flower emerges into the air, whose petals blossom in the warmth of the sun. The production seeks to individuate that image as a metaphor of universal human experience and potential.
Using three languages (Hindi, Pali, English narration) this experimental, multi-genre production based on the poems of eminent Hindi poet Maithilisharan Gupt, fuses the classical and contemporary to showcase the diversity of India’s living traditions and cultures. Retelling brings out the contemporary significance of this ancient myth.

Mythili Prakash (dance)
Nisha Rajagopalan (vocals)
Venkatesh Krishnan (lights)
Akhila Ramnarayan (sound)

Sheejith Krishna (theatre management)
Gowri Ramnarayan (director, sutradhar)

About JustUs Repertory :

11th November (at Stein Auditorium) : 
Shweta Mukti - Feminine Glory of Nirvana 
Odiya Poetry by Kedar Mishra
Translations by Amarendra Khatua
Music by Guru Ram Hari Das

Related Links : Environment | Theatre
Kri Foundation & Trisaraa Trust present Mohana Festival at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 7pm on 9th,10th & 11th November 2013 Kri Foundation & Trisaraa Trust present Mohana Festival at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 7pm on 9th,10th & 11th November 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Monday, November 11, 2013 Rating: 5

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