Dubai: Dhwani to Stage Girish Karnad's 'Bali' on March 22
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.
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 www.dhwanionline.com.
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.