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Dubai: Dhwani to Stage Girish Karnad's 'Bali' on March 22

Dubai: Dhwani to Stage Girish Karnad's 'Bali' on March 22

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Dubai, Feb 12: The internationally acclaimed play 'Bali’, written by Jnanapeeth awardee, Padmabhushan Girish Karnad, will be staged on March 22 at Emirates Theatre (Emirates International School Auditorium), Dubai at 5.30 pm. 

Dhwani Pratishthana artistes will stage the play under the direction of its president Prakash Rao Payyar.

Girish Karnad

The play supports non-violence and explores the confrontation between violence and non-violence discussing it at philosophical-level and also focuses on the woman’s fight for freedom and self-respect. Performance of the play in Hindi and English earned much significance. Its English version was first presented by the Haymarket Theatre of Leicester in the UK.

About the author: Girish Karnad was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Apart from working in theatre, he has directed and acted in films. He has served as director of the Film and Television Institute of India, Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Academy (the National Academy of the Performing Arts) and director of the Nehru Centre, London (the cultural wing of the High Commission of India). He was Visiting Professor and Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Chicago. He has been honored with the Padma Bhushan and conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award.

Prakash Rao Payyar

About the director: Prakash Rao Payyar, a postgraduate in Kannada literature, has penned and published two full length plays and two collection of poems and has edited three books on different subject. His poems and short stories have been published in most of the Kannada magazines and newspapers from Karnataka and Maharashtra. He was honored with prestigious Karnataka State Nataka Academy Award in the year 2010. Payyar has started directing the play in his college days. Presently he is editing a Kannada Monthly e-Journal on Theatre and Literature titled

About Dhwani: Dhwani established in the year 1985 has produced more than thirty plays of renowned playwrights in Kannada and staged the same in Mumbai, Pune and Dubai. Dhwani has so far staged Girish Karnad’s ‘Nagamandala’, ‘Hayavadana’, ‘Odakalu bimba’ and Mohan Rakesh’s “Ashadhada Ondu Dina’ in Dubai.

Entry for the show will be free for all theatre fans.

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  • Umesh C Rao., Mumbai/Indonesia

    Wed, Feb 20 2013

    Best of luck Bawa.
    wish you and ur team a great sucess.

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  • Jayant A.S., Mumbai/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    You are the only one to stage a Kannada drama in Dubai that too of Great Legend Girish Karnad, hope this one will also be a hit one. Good Luck!

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  • satish chilly willy, dubai/kemmannu

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    So thoughtful of Dhwani Pratishthana Mr.Prakash Payyar to bring the play Bali of the genius Drama to UAE. Don't ever miss it, All UAE Kannadigas

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  • vinay kumar naik, mangalore/dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    once again girish karnads one of the most popular play bali in dubai for theater lover.this is golden opertunity for us.thanks for dwani .

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  • Bekal s raj, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    All the best dhwani and payyar

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  • Kushala Akkiangadi, Mumbai/USA

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Best of luck Bawa. I know it will be another hit show like the ones you have given before.

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  • avaneesh bhat, mangalore/auh

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    All the best Sri Payyar. I Wish a grand success to the drama.

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  • Sarvotham Shetty, Pareeka - Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    All the best Prakash and I hope it will be an another most difficult and hit drama you are attempting. Keep up the good work that you are really doing for Kannada and creating a platform for budding Kannada artists in this part of the world. May GOD bless you always - Sarvotham Shetty, Abu Dhabi.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Kotta Mele

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  • Charles Mendonca, Manipal/Jeddah

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Best of luck dear Prakash and Dwani pratishtana artists.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    So thoughtful of Dhwani to bring the play of the genius to your land. Don't ever miss it, dear UAE Kannadigas.

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  • Sathish Ullal,, Ullal, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    All the best to Dhwani Pratishthana artistes...

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