Date(s) - 08/11/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rythmosaic, Sengupta Dance & Offjazz dance company present “Buddha the why within”
Buddha the “why” within is a transcendental journey of love, hate, deception, aspiration and desolation. The story, reverberates, the voices of some unsung characters, of MAHABHARATA, which seldom, surfaces in the glory of the epic, but has a huge impact, in the soulful realization of oneself in the epic as well as in the society.
The project, is not celebrating the righteousness of religion or the eight fold path, which the philosophy of “BUDDHA” often is referred, but it traces a soulful and a powerful journey of one’s belief to what religion really is and where it takes, at the end of this journey, that is the realization, and its approach to oneself and the world.
The story here dwells mainly with three characters from the epic Mahabharata, where it is carefully chosen by keeping in mind, their glory, their episodes in the epic, and overall their karma, which reflects in an out through time in the present generation, and the ancient epic.
The performance will showcase characters like ARJUNA, ULUPI, ARAVAN and BARBAREEK, where one has a larger than life imposition, in the society, so as in the great epic “MAHABHARATA”.
The story from “MAHABHARATA” does not stay within the black line of hard bounded heavy book covers, but echoes violently, loud and clear as voices from life and society.
In our modern day lives, we encounter characters, like ARJUN, ULUPI, ARAVAN, where ARJUN is the epitome of heroism and bravery, shrouded with the dark shadows, of trickery and selfishness, ULUPI -the neglected one and ARAVAN- the destiny’s child and desolate one, all of them and every one of us are ravaged with the hunger of want, greed, lust, selfishness and trickery. All of us are running a never ending run, a never ending quest.
But are we realizing the true realization, the true quest within, the search for “WHY” -the search of “BODH”, the ultimate realization the “BUDDHA”. It is not a religion, it is more than a religion. It is a pathway of eternal conflict and resolution, where no one wins or looses, where we discover everyday beyond, ones, cast, creed and religion. It rattles us with questions of one’s true identity to oneself, a true search for “WHY”, a true quest for “WHY WITHIN”, the “BUDDHA in oneself”.
And BARBAREK in the story of this version of “MAHABHARATA” is the consciousness, the void, the unidentified, the indestructible “WHO SEES IT ALL”.
“SWAN LAKE revisited” is a project where both the countries India and France are united together in a cultural exchange of classical and contemporary movement arts. The collaboration is unique in its way as first time in India and may be in the world SWAN LAKE is happening with the blend of Classical Kathak, Classical Jazz Dance and Western Contemporary dance. The production is choreographed by Legendary Mr. Gianin Loringett, Father of Classical Jazz Dance (France), Dr. Mitul Sengupta (India), and Ronnie Shambik Ghose , Graduate Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, (Hong Kong, India). This collaboration we hope will open many possibilities of different important collaborations with India and other countries in the world, where exchanges of different thought processes can be practiced and implemented, in the field of performing arts. The production is commissioned by INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS, Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India and also supported by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Alliance Francaise Du Bengale.
SWAN LAKE Revisited straddles two time zones, the endeavour being to strike a subtle balance between the lives and emotions of the epic Swan Lake and today?s Swan Lake. It celebrates the many hues of life through love, passion, virtue and vices which are an ever constant part of our world.