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“The Mahabharata Project” by The Actors Collective Bangalore Creative Circus


Sep 23 2022 to Sep 25 2022 6 p.m.


Price: Rs 350 Book/Buy


Bangalore Creative Circus

12/2, Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Bangalore 560022

Event Description

‘The Mahabharata Project’ is an ambitious theatre production staged by Bangalore based theatre group - The Actors Collective on 23, 24 & 25 September, 6-8 pm at Bangalore Creative Circus, Yeshwantpur. Directed by Rajesh P.I, the production is an investigation into the psychology and behaviour of key characters. Inspired by the fundamentals of Positive Psychology which examines the impact and power of inner voices with the capacity to disrupt or enhance one’s own life journey, the production is an imagined depiction of the thought processes that key characters may have experienced while making or after making important decisions. While the play is faithful to the Mahabharata as we all know it, the creative expression takes place in the interpretation and depiction of the plethora of inner voices and thought processes. This is a fresh examination of the great epic and the theatre process has been led from an intuitive space. The primary aim is to bring to the fore the increasing relevance and relatability of the Mahabharata in today’s world. This is an attempt to witness the Mahabharata happening in our lives as we examine our own decisions, voices, priorities and choices. The production uses Story Telling, Body Theatre, Kalaripayattu, dance, song, music, movement, poetry and multiple languages in expression. The team have collaborated with Ambareesh of VKM Kalari, Thiruvananthapuram to incorporate elements of Kalaripayattu in the production. Rehearsal venue support has been provided by iiiART, (Indian International Institute of Art Therapy and Research, Sanjaynagar). The group plans to invest the next two years to promote and nurture this production. Each performance will be slightly different with changes and additions that will evolve over a period of time. The first set of performances are deliberately set in North Bengaluru where theatre activity is limited. The Actors Collective is a 7-year-old theatre group with a legacy of 29 years in the theatre. Founded by Rajesh P.I who started his theatre journey in 1993, the group’s primary focus has been Playback Theatre, Theatre in Education and Corporate Theatre. In its avatar as The Actors Collective, the group has previously performed The Book of Poetry, Rendezvous, & Navarasa. The cast features Baiju Gopal, Sunil Vijendra, Anshul Jhambani, Deepika Murthy, Siddhant Dhimaan, Kiran Johar, Radhika Ghose, Vibha Kamath, Rachana Nagranee, Remo & Pragya Dudheria. Kalari performed by Ishaan.

Date: 23,24, 25 September 2022

Time: 6 – 8 PM

Tickets are priced at Rs. 350 and are available at - https://linktr.ee/blrcreativecircus

For more information, please WhatsApp - 98450 75825 

Venue: Bangalore Creative Circus, 12/2, Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Bangalore

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