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Ranga Shankara Presents Kottichetham Kutiyattam Ensemble's 'Vikramorvasheeyam'


Feb 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Runs till: Feb 26


Ranga Shankara

36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar 560078

Event Description

The Kottichetham Kutiyattam Ensemble brings 'Vikramorvasheeyam' to Ranga Shankara on Fri, 26 Feb 2021. The play is a part of Ranga Shankara's 'Return to Theatre' campaign and is supported by the Goethe-Insitut/ Max Mueller Bhavan.

'Vikramorvasheeyam' is a presentation of Kalidasa’s timeless Sanksrit play in Kutiyattam. Over 2000 years old, Kutiyattam is one of India's oldest theatrical art forms that are still in practice today. Originating in Kerala, Kutiyattam is also the oldest extant form of theatre in the world today. 'Vikramorvasheeyam' is directed by renowned Kutiyattam practitioner Guru G Venu and features Kapila Venu, Sooraj Nambiar, and Ammanur Rajaneesh Chakyar.

The piece is the story of the powerful love between King Pururavas and the Apsara Urvashi. This interpretation has only the Sutradhara, Pururavas, and Urvasi. It is a depiction of Urvasi's kidnap by the demon Kesi, and her rescue by King Pururavas. 

"Last year, Kutiyattam joined Ranga Shankara's 15th-year celebrations in the form of Natanakairali's 'Urubhangam'. The show sold out in record time! We're extremely excited and happy to be bringing Kutiyattam back to the RS stage this year with 'Vikramorvasheeyam', exposing Bangalore audiences to this rich art form that they may otherwise not be able to see live, in all its glory. We hope the enjoyment is the same this time, too.", says Arundhati Nag.

The play is for audiences 8 years and above.

 About Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara is the definitive space for quality theatre in Bangalore.  Since it opened its doors in October 2004, Ranga Shankara has developed into one of the nerve centres of theatre in India, firmly believing in ‘a play a day’, resulting in over 6000 performances by local, national and international troupes in a range of languages in Ranga Shankara’s 15 years. One of the most affordable, accessible theatres in the country (making it a favourite among amateur theatre troupes), Ranga Shankara is also known for its many festivals such as the annual Theatre Festival, AHA! Festival of Theatre for Children and Equal, all contributing to the richness of cultural fabric of not just Bangalore, but India, too. 


Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Phone: 080 2649 3982

Date:  Friday, February 26th, 2021

Timing: 7:30 PM

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