Ragas, plays to mark JKK special day

Jaipur, 7 April: The Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) will be celebrating its Foundation Day tomorrow. The celebrations will begin with morning Ragas by Prof. Suman Yadav at 7 am in JKK Gardens.

She will be accompanied by Pt. Alok Bhaat (Harmonium) and Shri Mahendra Shankar Dangi (Tabla).

Prof. Suman Yadav , dean, Fine Arts and Professor in Music (Vocal) at the University of Rajasthan, has been trained under the Guru Shishya Parampara tradition with Dr. Leelawati Adsule. She is also an A-grade artiste of All India Radio and has performed in various concerts by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India Habitat Centre, Sangeet Sankalp, Jawahar Kala Kendra, among others.

DSC_0143 -- Parthiv Shah (left) and Vikram Golcha inaugurating the exhibition by playing the record on gramophone

As a part of the evening programme, Mahabharat directed by Anurupa Roy will be staged at Rangayan at 7 pm. The play will be performed by Vivek Kumar, Mohammad Shameem, Anurupa Roy, Avinash Kumar and Gunduraju.

Mahabharat performance will be carried out using various props like puppets, masks, shadow puppets and materials. The play looks at Mahabharat as a dynamic narrative which has evolved over a few thousand years through the sung verses of Togalu Gombeyatta’s Sillakeyata Mahabharat and remains relevant in the new search of contemporary puppeteers.

The play uses the conscious narrative of 15 characters to explore the inner dilemma and the consequences of their individual choices throughout the play. The characters then become models for conflicts small and large whether in world politics or the family or community and the narrative is an overarching metaphor for many political, institutional, social situations in the world today.

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