The epic Mahabharat written since time immemorial has been told and retold. Even today verses from it are quoted for spiritual and other references. But while many of its primarily male characters are worshipped and celebrated, one woman was buried long ago in the epic mythology's pages.
While her mother Gandhari chose to blind herself from the world, her only daughter Dushala's identity, aspirations and concerns were forcefully muted for she was born after a 100 Kaurav brothers and lived merely as a shadow.
Even after many yugas, Dushala, the disregarded daughter is born and reborn, looking restlessly for her identity, her individuality. Was there more to her than being the only daughter born in the 'Kuruvansh' of Hastinapur, the only sister of Kauravas and Pandavas, the wife of King Jayadrath and mother of Prince Surath?
A part of Nirmal Verma’s famous trilogy ‘Teen Ekaant’, Weekend is the story of a woman bound by love and memories who finds herself caught between societal brackets of relationships and her quest for solitude. Her innermost thoughts linger on her mind as she finds herself in an unlabelled relationship with a divorced man who is also the father of a young girl. While she loves and wants to be loved, her ache for self-love and solitude seems above all.
This year, our theme for the recital is 'Ballerinas in a courtyard' - we hope to make it an evening of beauty and inspiration!
*A Telugu play adaptation based on Badal Sircar’s famous Bengali play ‘Hattamalar Oparey’*
*Directed by : Uday Bhanu G, Founder, Bhoomika*
Two thieves Seenayya and Veerayya, while trying to loot a zamindar’s house are chased by the villagers and jump into a river to escape. They are washed ashore on a strange land where there is no concept of money. As they walk around and interact with the villagers, they realize that many things they had accepted as facts of their own life, no longer hold true. Is such a life possible? What are the things that really matter to us?
Using folk and music elements, watch Bhoomika’s artistes unravel the life of another possible world!