‘Blood & Beauty’ staged in ongoing Theatre Festival

Excelsior Correspondent

A scene from the play ‘Blood & Beauty’ staged by Natraj Natya Kunj at DIET auditorium in Reasi.
A scene from the play ‘Blood & Beauty’ staged by Natraj Natya Kunj at DIET auditorium in Reasi.

REASI, Nov 1: Natraj Natya Kunj Cultural Society Jammu presents Dogri play “Blood & Beauty”, a Dogri folk tale, in ongoing Theatre Festival-2015 here at DIET auditorium.
MLA Gool/Arnas and former Cabinet Minister, Ajaz Ahmed Khan was the chief guest on the occasion while Sarver Mir, an advocate and social activist, was the guest of honour.
Being organized by Sangam Theatre Group Reasi and supported by Union Ministry of Culture, the play was written by Kumar A Bharti and directed by Abhishek Bharti.
The play is based on the folk tale of “Kunju Chanchlo” which deals with the rift between love and power. The play is not only supreme in character and dialogue but it is one of the few Dogri plays which are based on the classic folk tales of Himalayan region.
The play carries two folk tales together, one is of the ‘Hira Haran’ (from where ‘Haran’, a Dogri folk theatre form, which is on the verge of its dying stage, is generated) and another is a love saga of ‘Kunju Chanchlo’. Both the stories go simultaneously and reach the same end with dramatic symbols created by chorus. The Pahari music, folk dance and visual effects of body theatre added to the beauty of the play.
The artist who performed in the play were Aman Sharma, Saras Bharti, Niharika Sakshi, Mukesh Bakshi, Akshay Razdan, Sushmita Banerjee, Rakesh Dogra, Karan Mehra, Kannav Sharma, Rahul, Abhishek, Manil, Ishfaq, Neha, Shubhanhi, Lalit, Surbhi, Vishal and Shubham.
The music was rendered by Surinder Manhas, Lyrics by Lokesh Chander, Bakshi Ram Rogi, Krishan Lal Mast, Karan Mehra and Garu Ram, Lights were executed by Aaditya Bharti and Niharika Sakshi, Make-up was done by Manoj Dhamir Shami while the sets were designed by Niharka Sakshi, Neha Bhat and Shubhangi
The costumes were designed by Sonia Dubey while the singers who lent their voice were Dipali Wattal and Surinder Manhas.

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