PRODUCTIONS ON TOUR
Jogiyar Mahabharat was conceived as an effort to revive the ages old tradition of Pandun Ke Kadde, a form of musical narrative story telling of Mahabharata by the Jogi-Meo community of Eastern-Rajasthan. The show is a first experiments of its own kind which involves singing from three different music traditions; The Jogi-Meo, the Manganiyars and the Jogi-Naaths and present an ensemble of some rare compositions by these communities.
Opened at Melange theatre festival in BITS Pilani In 2016, the show has been part of Rajasthani language Theatre Festival – Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi, Deshaj Festival-SNA Delhi and will perform for 8th Theatre Olympic- NSD New Delhi in February-March 2018.
Dinesh conceived this famous political satire by Harold Pinter as a site-based performance and set the play into a wheat-warehouse when first opened it at Lok-Kala Mandal Udaipur. Pinter’s two characters were interpreted as two soldiers and director put them together into a claustrophobic physical as well as psychological environment of a ‘basement’. The play runs on several levels and create moments of lighter laugher as well as intense tension.
Cast and Credits:
Ben- Joy Meetei
Guss- Shiv Prasad Gond
Sound –Sharad Khare
Direction – Dinesh Yadav