Mantra Vision Pvt Ltd presents
URVASHI - A tale of beauty, A legend of love
The High Octave EXTRAVAGANZA, a visual treat with a perfect blend of various musical and dance genres to appeal all the audiences!!
An adaptation from the classical play Vikramorvasiyam,written by the renowned Sanskrit playwright Kalidasa
What: URVASHI - A tale of beauty, A legend of love
When: 17th November’ 18 – 7:30 pm
18th November’ 18 – 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Where: Bal Gandharva Rang-Mandir, Bandra.
Duration: 2 Hrs (interval of 15 minutes)
Ticket Price: Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1000, Rs.1500, Rs.2500/-
Starring: Mandeera Manish as URVASHI
Urvashi is an eternal love story from Indian mythology, a tale of passion, jealousy and womanhood …coming alive on stage. A musical extravaganza recreated to appeal the youth and a global audience, the play is an adaptation of the classic play Vikramorvasiyam, written by renowned Sanskrit playwright Kalidasa. A voyage in mythology via a brilliant blend of classical and contemporary dance forms seamlessly merged with tribal, ballet and Kalarippayattu, URVASHI aims to casts a magical spell over the audience.
Renowned Actor and a wonderful personality, Hema Malini has to say something about the ballet, Urvashi - "I think Urvashi is a very well choreographed and beautifully packaged musical ballet. The coreographers have done a wonderful job by blending different dance forms like folk, western and classical into this unique dance ballet. The background score is also very nice. I have seen so many ballets by different production houses and this one is very unique. I wish the team all the very best."
Urvashi, The heavenly nymph in Court of Lord Indra is not only the most beautiful and talented amongst all Apsaras; but cogent enough to question her identity and valiant enough to revolt against the heavenly laws for her rights and sovereignty as a woman. The story is unfolded by a young college couple who is stuck in a forbidden forest. Urvashi’s heart rules the mind unlike other Apsaras since she is being created by a human– Narrishi’. Her quest towards love and life..leads her through a wonderful voyage on earth where she falls in love with a mortal King Pururava.
“Producing Urvashi is part of a larger programme “Unveiling India” through which we want people to realize, especially the youth, the rich Indian cultural, literary, scientific heritage that is slowly and surely being forgotten by us Indians. Urvashi is an adaptation of Kalidasa’s “Vikramorvasiyam” and is part of our Indian literature. The story is traditionally Indian but the presentation is absolutely modern, infusing different styles of music and dance, be it classical, folk, contemporary and also includes elements of theatre. The rich visuals further enhance the experience. We intend taking this show to different parts of the world and showcasing our rich culture. We plan to produce a trilogy of Kalidas’s work which includes Meghdoot and Shakuntalam in near future with a modern representation of Art, Literature and Culture to the global audience. “ says Deepa Tracy, Director, Mantra Vision Pvt Ltd.
Writer & Director: Sangeeta Balachandran
Music Director:Alap Desai
Choreography: Anusree Bonnerjee & Sahil Adaniya