Chennai: Come December and it is time for the Kacheri season in Chennai.
While the season mainly focuses on Carnatic music, other art forms are also making their presence felt.
A play for example comprises a Bharatnatyam, folk dance, street plays and modern dance forms which have all been combined to tell a story.
“We saw the operas and plays in Los Angeles and other places and thought why don't we have it? It's probably the lack of resources. So I thought why not bring in the best from all the fields and serve it in one palette,” says producer/ director, K S R Anirudha.
The play tells the story of Mammudha or the God of love and Sudharani Ragupathy, a leading Bharatanatyam dancer plays the lead role.
The director has used extensive lighting, costumes and music to give it a feel of an opera.
More than 12 lakh rupees have been spent. 23 dancers, aged between 10 and 64 years, are involved in the play on which work started one and a half years ago.
“I think India needs something like this now,” says Bharatanatyam artist, Sudharani Ragupathy.
Music, lights and costumes-- if variety is the choice for you this season, then this play is a sure not miss.
With a mixture of traditional as well as contemporary art, it makes an interesting watch.