Rangadhara, in association with Sutradhar, is presenting Rangsutra, a festival of theatre and arts from 13th to 16th January at the National Institute Of Fashion Technology auditorium, Madhapur.
Bangalore-based Veena Basavarajaiah will be performing a contemporary dance on Theo Lesoualch's Dramatic Space on 13th January.
Directed by Yashodhara Dasgupta and Veena Basavarajaiah, the dance reflects upon the vagaries of being a theater actor. Veena Basavarajaiah will perform 2 short choreographic works - Maya: Beyond the Illusion of Perception, and Sita: A Movement Monologue.
The usage of the motif of Nataraja and his consort Parvati constantly battling to be in the limelight are reflective of the forces that lie at the centre of the universe: creation and destruction. Basavarajaiah attributes Nataraja as the time-keeper with the sound of the damaru echoing throughout the performance like a mechanical clock.
In Sita: A Movement Monologue, Basavarajaiah deals with 3 instances where Sita breaks from her role as the embodiment of womankind: the first, where she reminds Rama it is her dharma to follow him into the forest; the second, when she accuses Lakshmana of lusting for her; and the third, when she is shocked that she is asked to endure the trial by fire to prove her purity.
Rangadhara was formed in the July of 1971 by a group of 4 theater enthusiasts whose first production was Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot in Marathi, which won the Best Direction Award and 7 other awards in the Maharashtra Rajya Natya Spardha during the year 1973-74. This amateur theater group has so far produced 75 plays with over 300 performances in Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English and Telugu.
Sutradhar formally launched as Sutradhar casting agency Pvt. Ltd. in 1996 has come a long way since. Started by Vinay Verma, a successful theatre actor and a product of Rangadhara, Sutradhar has so far produced about 40 plays, some of which are in association with Rangadhara.
The play starts at 7:30 pm. Please contact Sutradhar at 98480-52541 / 98852-37887 for further details.