Book Online Tickets for Phoenix Marketcity Pune presents VIRSAA , Pune. Having enthralled patrons with some of the most exquisite events in 2018, Phoenix Marketcity Pune is all set to begin the year end celebrations with a one-of-a-kind spectacle, ‘The Manganiyar Seduction’.
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Phoenix Marketcity Pune presents VIRSAA Fest with The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel

 

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Having enthralled patrons with some of the most exquisite events in 2018, Phoenix Marketcity Pune is all set to begin the year end celebrations with a one-of-a-kind spectacle, ‘The Manganiyar Seduction’.

The work is a collaborative effort between the contemporary theatre director and the Manganiyars. The magic of The Manganiyar Seduction is in its grandeur and theatrics. The show has received standing ovations and entranced international audiences across the globe, in over 50 countries, with the dazzling spectacle of soulful music.

Directed and stunningly orchestrated by world renowned theatre director Roysten Abel, the 43 musicians perform in a visually seductive set inspired by an unexpected synthesis of folk music and the Hawa Mahal or 'Palace of the Winds' in Jaipur. Starting with a solo musician, instruments and voices of 43 Manganiyars build, culminating in a spectacular, celebratory musical feast that leaves you thirsting for more. 

So join us as the voices of young men, women, children and the elderly of the Manganiyar community take you into a world which is even beyond yours or their own.

 

About Roysten Abel:

A former student at the National School of Drama, Roysten Abel has been one of the biggest names in Indian theatre for the last two decades. An apprentice with the Royal Shakespeare Company, UK, Roysten returned to India in 1995 and started the Indian Shakespeare Company. 

He then started to work, with out of work street performers (Magicians, Jugglers, Impersonators, Snake charmers, Acrobats, Musicians, Puppeteers etc.) Another turning point in his life happened when he discovered the joy of creating theatre with musicians. He then went on to make two major productions, “The Manganiyar seduction” and “A Hundred Charmers” which has been traveling the world. Roysten then went on to create “The Kitchen” which he devised with 12 Mizhav drummers and two actors/cooks. This project was commissioned by Sydney festival. Holland Festival and Auckland festival.

He recently premiered “The Manganiyar Classroom” in which he worked with the children of the Manganiyars.

 

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