On the fourth day of the ongoing cultural festival ‘Virsa 2019’ the natural and simple life of the inhabitants of the forest was presented interestingly through a dance drama ‘Mystical Forest’. The event took place at Rangayan at JKK. The ADG, JKK, Mr. Furkan Khan was also present on the occasion.
In the dance drama presented by the renowned dancer and choreographer, Santosh Nair contemporary elements were used on the basis of the traditional dance form from Orissa ‘Mayurbhanj Chhau’. The natural and simple life of the people living in forests was presented on the stage through the use of music, choreography, dance movement, light and costume. The performance showed that the life in forests is complete on its own and doesn’t require any changes or disturbances from the outside world. The dance drama without being too outright made one think if only we could let this world ( of the inhabitants of the forest) be and not disturb the natural existence.
The artistes who performed in the dance drama were Sudhir Kumar, Himesh Parcha, Sahul Bhatia, Satyam Khanagwal, Pankaj Singh, Neha Sharma, Swati Shishodia, Revatee Javalekar and Priyanka Kaneria. The production and scripting was done by Nalini Sharma, Music was given by Upmayu Bhanot, Lights by Gyandev Singh and costumes by Alpana & Neeraj.
These cultural programmes are being organized till 14 July by JKK in association with West Zone Cultural Center, Udaipur. It is to be noted that the entry for the exhibition and cultural programmes organized under ‘Virsa 2019’ is free for everyone.
Odissi Dance by Sujata Mohapatra and Group on 14 July, Sunday
Distinguished Odissi danseuse, Sujata Mohapatra will present the Indian Classical Odissi dance at JKK tomorrow(14July). Odissi dance primarily expresses religious stories and spiritual ideas. Sujata Mohapatra has received prestigious awards of international repute including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from New Delhi and Pandit Jasraj Award from Mumbai.
About ‘Virsa 2019’
‘Virsa 2019’ is an endeavor of JKK to cross reference the various genres of art, culture and heritage as well as connect the future to our heritage values. Exhibition of the rare and historic documents will be on till 21 July from 11 am to 7pm at the Contemporary Art Galleries 1 and Kaladeergha-2.