Mayar Khela : A Musical Extravaganza
Rabindranath Tagore’s Masterpiece in the form of an Opera for the first time in its unabridged version!
Human emotions are best explored through the eyes of the artist, who carefully captures it on canvas, crafts it in the form of literature, and celebrates it in music. Gurudeb Rabindranath Tagore is the master of all these forms of expression. Mayar Khela is one of the many masterpieces penned by the Maestro. Yet it stands alone by virtue of the richness of it’s songs, the interconnecting musical interludes, and particularly, in the elaborate representation of the basic human emotion called LOVE.
Mohor Entertainment LLP is delighted to announce Mayar Khela which is scheduled for 10th December 2016 in Mumbai. The musical extravaganza deals with the confused heart that stutters and stumbles on its way to the realization of it’s dream. It showcases the pain of rejection, the anxiety of desire, the joy of acceptance, displaying along the way, a brilliant evolution of the characters who transform and often elevate themselves, to the sheer awe of the audience.
Literary and aesthetic beauty are not the only points that will be highlighted in this representation of the drama. It is about to take a gigantic step forward from the time it was first staged in 1888. This is the first time that Mayar Khela will be performed in it’s entirety, without any cuts at all. It has taken nearly five years of meticulous effort with the script and the music to make this dream a reality. The vision of this performance will not be limited to the literal representation of the songs and script. In fact, for the very first time, this Tagore Dance Drama will be interpreted in the form of an Opera, with multilayered stage and dance sequences that have incorporated a perfect blend of Indian Classical and Western Contemporary forms.
Event Promo –https://youtu.be/TlCJdKkbNzo
Shankar Mahadevan speaks on Mayar Khela –https://youtu.be/SHxCwGlHgqk
Details of the event as below –
When – Saturday, 10th December, 2016
Where – St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra West, Mumbai
Time – 5.30 pm onwards (Duration – 3 Hrs. 30 Mins.)
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Artist Information :
Raul D’Souza – Raul D’Souza has practiced Bharatanatyam from the novice at the age of 12, and is now ranked among the most outstanding male performers in the country today. His experience covers extensive tours to Europe and Vatican City, the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
Prachi Save Saathi – Prachi Saathi has been performing Bharatanatyam for last 20 years. Full of life and verve, Prachi has managed to pack a lot into her young life. Acting in feature films and TV shows. Modelling for major products. And dubbing for Hollywood TV shows and movies. She has lent her voice to movies like “The Karate Kid”, “The Sixth Sense”, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “Chhota Jadugar”, “Stuart Little”, “The Little Mermaid” & ” Krishna Aur Kans” which was an entry from India at the Oscars 2013 in the animation film category in which she was the voice of Krishna. Performed “Arangetram” under the guidance of Guru Vaibhav Arekar in 1998.
Manju Elangbam – Manju Elangbam being the Grandson of Renowned Late Guru Elangbam Anganghal Singh, a doyen of Sankirtana and an expert of Cholom, he grown up in the surrounding of an artistic family of dance and music right from early age. While in Santiniketan, he established himself as a perfectionist artist at his age. He had performed as a soloist and group at various places in India and abroad. He has been honoured as the Court Member of Visva-Bharati University, 2007.
The cast also includes eminent dancers from all forms such as Mahathi Vijayprakash, Nilesh Singha, Anusree Bonnerjee to name a few.
Show is Interpreted and Directed by Sumitro Mukherjee.
Background Painting and Production Designer (Set, Costume and Make-Up) by Mousumi Mukherjee.
About Mohor Entertainment LLP
Inspired by the doyenne of Rabindra Sangeet, the late Smt. Kanika Bandyopadhyay, Mohor’s maiden venture opened in 1998 at the ISKON Auditorium (Juhu) with Tagore’s outstanding creation SHAPMOCHAN. Subsequently, JHAURO JHAURO RASHODHARA (The shower of feelings) in 1999, SAKHI SAMVAD (The interpretation of female chorus in Tagore`s creations) in 2001 & NABO NABO ROOPE (Based on Navarasa, taking excerpts from Tagore Ballets) in 2010, were staged at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra.
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