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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dandyo k Maiti: A Lyrical Garhwali Stage Play based on Bravery of Two Folklore Legends

(Review of Garhwali Lyrical drama ‘Dandyo k Maiti’ written by Om Prakash Badhani and directed by Suraksha Rawat, staged in 2005)
Notes on Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Spanish Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Asian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; South Asian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; SAARC Countries Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Indian subcontinent Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Indian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; North Indian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Himalayan Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Mid-Himalayan Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Uttarakhandi Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Kumauni Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Garhwali  Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends

                                                  Bhishma Kukreti

                Every region has its own brave folk legends. Therefore, staging plays on the basis of folk tales about brave folk legends is common practice everywhere. For example, a Spanish playwright wrote and staged a play ‘El Burlador de Sevilla’ based on folk legends in 1630. The dramatists staged plays based on brave folk legends as plays like ‘Anansi: Three tales is Caribbean or African folk tale   based stage play; ‘Boy who could do anything,The’ is Maxican folk legend based play; Coyote and Blue Flowers ‘ is native American Folk Legend based stage play; Chinese folk tale ’White snake’ is staged many times in lyrical drama form; Aram Sweaters presented Irish ballads in musical forms in America in 1961. Wayang Orang is traditional form of dance lyrical dramas of Java. Javanese dramatists staged many lyrical plays based on folk legends of Java.
             The folk tale of bravery, sacrifice and love of two brave legends Bhads Naru and Bijula  is very popular in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand , India. There are many folk songs popular in the region about brave Bhads Naru and Bijula.
     Naru Bijula fell in love and for attaining their loves they won the territory under Tihri Riyasat . Famous Garhwali intellectual and folk singer Om Badhani wrote a lyrical stage play ‘Dandyo k Maiti’ based on the tale of bravery, sacrifice and love story of two brave folk legends –Naru and Bijula. The play is in lyrical form and music is based on Uttarkashi region. The lyrical stage play based on bravery of folk legends attracts heart of audience. Kala Darpan , Uttarkashi presented the stage play ‘Dandyo k Maiti’ in 2005 at the occasion of Folk Drama festival organized by Akhil Garhwal Sabha, Dehradun. Suraksha Rawat directed ‘Dandyo k Maiti’ a lyrical stage play based on the story of two brave legends -Bhads Naru and Bijula. Th audience and critics appreciated the stage play based on the tale of brave folk legends Naru-Bijula of Garhwal Uttarkashi.

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti, 16/5/2012

Notes on Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Spanish Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Asian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; South Asian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; SAARC Countries Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Indian subcontinent Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Indian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; North Indian Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Himalayan Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Mid-Himalayan Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Uttarakhandi Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Kumauni Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends; Garhwali  Stage Plays about Brave Folk Legends to be continued…..