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Dance Drama on ‘Tapaswini’ and the Play “Rebati“ by the State Level Cultural Organization “SUDHA”
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Dance Drama on ‘Tapaswini’ and the Play “Rebati“ has been organized by the state level organization “SUDHA” at Annapurna Theatre, Grand Road, Puri. Drama on ‘Tapaswini’ is the magnum opus of Ganga-dhara Meher, the famous ‘Prakriti- Kavi’ or ‘Svabhava-Kavi’ in Oriya and the Play “Rebati“ is the story of the famous writer,
Fakir Mohan Senapati. In ‘Tapaswini’, the main sentiment is Pathos (Karuna Rasa). Rama’s love for his beloved wife Sita is sincere and dedicated. He discards her simply because of the false public censure. Separated and perplexed, he depreciates the royal throne of Ayodhya. To perform the king’s duty, i.e. gratification to the people, he
sacrifices his personal happiness of life. By this Dance Drama the eminent artistes of “SUDHA” evinced about Gangadhar Meher’s great patriotism, love for language, culture and tradition, accepting morality as the didactic value of art and literature, glorifying and inspiring to humanity and eclectic in nature of philosophy. The staging of the newly born performance ”Rebati” by the eminent artistes of “SUDHA” will try to communicate the audience with a different kind of artistic language which dealt with feminism and especially mind of the backward people of Odisha during 19th century when the maladies and social taboos like Cholera being treated as a curse from the Goddess and discusses about women education when the parents and the teacher die of cholera, the old woman accuses Rebati’s education as an evil women for the house. Ultimately both the women die of hunger and poverty. The drama on this story is a unique presentation of social conditions in the country sides in India. Eminent artists Subhashree Jayasingh, Mirnalin Das, Manasweni Ghatuary, Annapurna Pratihari, Itishree Jenamani, Prativa Das, Priyanka Priyadarshani Das, Mita Barik, Ronali Giri, Somyarani Behera, Chandana Kumara Jena were performing in this programme. Sudha’s Chairman Sri Sanjaya Kumara Mishra is arrange the programme on behalf of Sudha. The Dance maintain artistic finery in the form of Indian Classical Dance (Odissi) with women’s right for education with a portrait of conservative and narrow mind of the backward people of Odisha during 19th century when the maladies and
social taboos like Cholera being treated as a curse from the Goddess and discusses about women education when the parents and the teacher die of cholera, the old woman accuses Rebati’s education as an evil women for the house. Ultimately both the women die of hunger and poverty. The drama on this story is a unique presentation of social conditions in the country sides in India. Eminent artists Subhashree Jayasingh, Mirnalin Das, Manasweni Ghatuary, Annapurna Pratihari, Itishree Jenamani, Prativa Das, Priyanka Priyadarshani Das, Mita Barik, Ronali Giri, Somyarani Behera, Chandana Kumara Jena were performing in this programme. Sudha’s Chairman Sri Sanjaya Kumara Mishra is arrange the programme on behalf of Sudha.

Annapurna Theatre