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ShiviJanuary 8, 20176min1360

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I guess it will be difficult today to explain this blog in my words. The play that I witnessed during Vifa is not only unforgettable, rather illustrious in nature. I wish you all readers could have had become a part of it, but that’s okay! I hope you could relate it with now !

With no more surprises, the play “Patni” (wife) was a sovereign show played solo by one and only outlandish artist/actor/writer/director Mr. Makarand Deshpande. Before I head over the gist and illustration of the show, I would like to mention #Vifa – Vihaan crew and artists that they have given an opportunity for Bhopal to witness this wonderful act by Makarand during Vifa -2016-17. 

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As the named suggests Patni – An eye-catching story of a husband who lost her wife in an accident, whom he loved intensely.  This latest solo performance was like an untold story that occurs maybe in our lives as well, but we hardly talk to anyone about it. The play was well designed and soulfully executed by Makarand Deshpande. was a treat for the audience. Nobody wanted this performance to finish, but every story has its end…

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He lives for her, he dies for her, he shares every moment with her, despite she is no more, still, she is alive, he tries to portray and convey that she has to leave one day. Though consciously and unconsciously he knew she isn’t there and won’t come back, but the aroma of love was alive. “Love is immortal”. was a treat for the audience. The struggle within him that he faces, to let her wife go got goose wombs to many in the audience …

The music in between, the lights that were thrown perfectly on his eyes and go on and off with his every dialogue takes the audience into another world. I personally ran through my own reel of life and my eyes had tears. He depicted and showed the audience that soul has no borders, it is in your veins and you remain through it all your life.

The music and the lights by the crew was commendable. It was indeed a treat for the audience. What a fine actor he is. His story ended with a note that –“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy, you are crazy because you are in love. Love is intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” 

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When I met him in person, I could not speak a word at first, had tears again and skipped a heart beat. Happy to write here that I could relate to his act with my life. The moment during his play he said – “jab asatya, satya ho jata hai, wo maya hai” ...I flowed into the emotion in this line…

When I asked him what was “ruhani” in this play of yours, he answered he could not exactly explain and it is something which is inseparable from your soul… Sir this is for you from – SpiritedBlogger   “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, I love you as the hidden shadows are to be loved, I love you in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

Guys this one is a bit different, but if you are in love, spread the word! Love you all! – Catch me of facebook and instagram… 


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ShiviJanuary 5, 20173min840

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For Bhopal witnessing a Japanese dance form was new which came true via VIFA
Our friend from Poland  – Kasia Zejmo performed Butoh – A Japanese dance form.  for those who doesn’t know about it read below…

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For all those who doesn’t know about it please read below, I’m sure you would love to watch it again..

Butoh (舞踏 Butō?) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a vivid range of activities, techniques and motivation for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, Butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo. Butoh, literally is translated into “stomp dance or earth dance”

The art form is known to “resist fixity”and can be a bit difficult to define; notably, founder Hijikata Tatsumi viewed the formalization of butoh with “distress”.Common features of the art form include playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and it is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion.

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However, with time Butoh groups are gaining popularity and tremendously being formed around the world, with their numerous aesthetic methods and intentions. This art form is still under transition and it quite intense. Actually, Butoh was born out of chaos and is so performed on the streets, open air ground, with socially challenging pieces.

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Butoh – An art at its best .. Enjoy some pictures of the performance I grabbed last night. Thanks #Vifa 

 


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ShiviJanuary 4, 20174min870

Vihan International Art Festival, Bhopal celebrates art, culture, and climate change every year. This year is the second with stunning performances and blend of global diversity. VIFA 2016-2017 is being presented by Vihaan Drama Works in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, M.P. Government and AISECT University!

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VIFA is an annual event of Vihaan (means Dawn) which is an institution of arts in Bhopal.Established in the year 2011, Vihaan works on the philosophy of creating a space for young and zealous artists to get involved and delve in the diversified field of theater, music, designing, writing, photography, film making and other performing and fine arts. The idea is to provide a distinctive creatively energized atmosphere to the talented artists to learn and explore through practice. Vihaan has three verticals Vihaan Drama Works, Vihaan Picture Works and Vihaan Design Works. We also have a children theatre wing named SwapnYaan where children from 3 to 15 years learn and enjoy theatrical practices. Every wing has a separate and dedicated team which works 365 days for the development, training and performance. The very concept of working (which we can proud of) is our training of arts which we are providing free of cost since last 5 years.  

On the Sixth day of #Vifa 2016-17 I witnessed two wonderful performances at Shaheed Bhawan, Bhopal. In this blog I would like to talk about the first solo performance of “Maa Mujhe Tagore Bana De” by Lucky Gupta at Shaheed at open air. The chill and freeze too can’t stop the audience to get awe-struck with the invigorating act from LuckyJee. Surprised to see how he could connect with the audience in an open air with cold breeze. There were children, youngsters and all-aged audience who were enjoying the soulful act presented by LuckyJee. It was captivating play about a story of a child and his harsh struggle for education and moving high in his life.

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With this story he connected strings on child education, child labour, poverty, childhood issues, to give an insight how life is still to be corrected or made better in many parts of our world, especially in India. The most beautiful part of this play was the connect with the urban audience on how a child can become “Tagore “. Everyone has a “Tagore” in them, we just need push our instincts and will. This powerful performance was his 1016th intriguing audience and kids in this cold weather.

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Wait for the next piece on the Play – Amrita…

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