Two Indian Classics Re-imagined
Run time: 80 min each show with 20 min intermission in between.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Location : Theater for the New City | 155 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
REGULAR PRICE : $50
COMBO PRICE : $50
Hypokrit Theatre Company and Junoon Performing Arts are proud to dedicate select shows to our non-profit partners. A significant percent of profits from ticket sales will benefit Young Indian Professionals (YIP) and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) NYC Metro. These shows are exclusive private events.
Set in India’s hyper-competitive reality dance competition world – the story of the two women who coveted both, the main prize and the man.
The iconic Indian tale written by Sarat Chandra has had more than 500 adaptations, almost always with a man at the center of it – Devdas – the symbol of love and loss. In this re-imagined version, the story of the tragic hero is told from the point of view of the women that loved him in this ballet set in modern India.
Through the use of original music composed by Aalap Desai and innovative Indo-contemporary choreography by star choreographer Swarali Karulkar, Hypokrit Theatre Company brings to the stage the oldest Indian love story, as its never been seen before, where women rule, and love and loss is just a transaction.
- An exploration of the life of widows in 20th century Calcutta and one widow in particular, Binodini, who finds herself entangled in a forbidden love triangle. Adapted by Dr. Partha Chatterjee in English from Nobel Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s novel, the story about female desire in the domestic sphere is adapted as a Greek tragedy.
Through the conventions of staging tragedy, Hypokrit captures the world of 20th century Bengal as it relates to the world now. With the use of world music and movement by renowned choreographer Rujuta Vaidya, director Arpita Mukherjee presents Tagore’s most daring tale as an alive and present, contemporary work of art.
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