An Amusing Story – Bali

08.30 PM - 10.00 PM

Natarani Amphitheatre
Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, India 380013

With Tickets – 650/-

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2019-11-12 20:30:00 2019-11-12 22:00:00 Asia/Kolkata An Amusing Story - Bali

Day 3 | Sunday to Sunday theatre festival

Adishakti’s Bali is a meditation on a crucial and intriguing moment in the Ramayana. In this epic, the archetypal hero, Rama, who is an incarnation of the god Vishnu and seen as the ultimate embodiment of virtue, travels to Lanka to rescue his wife, Sita, held hostage by the demon king Ravana. Ravana counts among his friends the monkey king Bali, an ally powerful enough to jeopardize Rama’s victory. As a result of confusing and unfortunate events, Bali’s younger brother, Sugreeva, seeks revenge against him and collaborates with Rama to facilitate Bali’s end. The ethical questions surrounding Bali’s death, and the perspectives of those involved and affected by it, are the central provocation of this play. The artists suggest that it might not be so easy to define right and wrong and to determine whether gods are exempt from questions of justice as prevailing, narrow views of myth might assert.

Adishakti’s unique contemporary theatre offers the audience both visual spectacle and moments of intense emotional encounter. The backbone of the company’s hallmark style has evolved from years of research into traditional performance forms and the martial art practice of kalarippayattu led by its legendary founder Veenapani Chawla (1947-2014). In this current work, written and directed by long-time company member, Nimmy Raphel, Adishakti has incorporated elements of gusti, a South Indian form of wrestling, into its highly physical artistry. Also featured prominently is the role of the vidushikas, jester figures whose comedy and commentary have been integral to theatre in India since ancient times.

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Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, India 380013

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Day 3 | Sunday to Sunday theatre festival

Adishakti’s Bali is a meditation on a crucial and intriguing moment in the Ramayana. In this epic, the archetypal hero, Rama, who is an incarnation of the god Vishnu and seen as the ultimate embodiment of virtue, travels to Lanka to rescue his wife, Sita, held hostage by the demon king Ravana. Ravana counts among his friends the monkey king Bali, an ally powerful enough to jeopardize Rama’s victory. As a result of confusing and unfortunate events, Bali’s younger brother, Sugreeva, seeks revenge against him and collaborates with Rama to facilitate Bali’s end. The ethical questions surrounding Bali’s death, and the perspectives of those involved and affected by it, are the central provocation of this play. The artists suggest that it might not be so easy to define right and wrong and to determine whether gods are exempt from questions of justice as prevailing, narrow views of myth might assert.

Adishakti’s unique contemporary theatre offers the audience both visual spectacle and moments of intense emotional encounter. The backbone of the company’s hallmark style has evolved from years of research into traditional performance forms and the martial art practice of kalarippayattu led by its legendary founder Veenapani Chawla (1947-2014). In this current work, written and directed by long-time company member, Nimmy Raphel, Adishakti has incorporated elements of gusti, a South Indian form of wrestling, into its highly physical artistry. Also featured prominently is the role of the vidushikas, jester figures whose comedy and commentary have been integral to theatre in India since ancient times.

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