Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kalpataru A Musical

Once in a way you get to see a good play, and if it is a musical, then nothing like it. Kalpataru is an adaptation of an ancient Kannada folk tale which was put across in an interesting manner.


The play in Hindi was put up at Symbiosis Auditorium, Pune on 24th (there was a show held in Mumbai the previous day) 


What I liked best about the play was that it was performed by school children. They had no inhibitions and performed with ease. The flawless performance was an indication of the number of rehearsals that they must have gone through.





The usual story tellers that you see in Marathi plays were present here too in the form of Chota seth and Mota seth. 




To make it interesting they have mixed a little bit of the modern, like the king sitting on the throne taking selfies 


Even though I have a lot of video footage, I made a short video of the interesting parts  which runs to about six minutes and uploaded it on YouTube.  
Special mention should be made about the singers and the accompanying tabla and peti (Harmonium)





Another thing that impressed me was that there were no photographers running around blocking the view and there were no annoying flashes. So I too put up my tripod in one corner and managed to capture some good pictures. 











The costume, the lighting and the music were perfect which goes to say that the funding from Flowering Tree, Inc was properly utilized.

Proof of a good performance is a standing ovation at the final curtain call. 

Edit on 3rd May
Added one more short video today.





23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really colourful.
Like their costumes - Charles.

Sandee said...

Loved the video. Looks like a fun and entertaining play.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Debbie said...

i have seen so many wonderful live performances on broadway in new york city!!! this looks like a great show, the colorful costumes are amazing!!

we saw loin king on broadway and the music and costumes were the best. a real favorite of mine!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Good for you with the photos. The parts that I watched of the video looked like a lot of fun.

Christine said...

thanks for sharing about this lovely performance!

Kay said...

What terrific photos! Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us.

Conniecrafter said...

How neat and special, I do love all the colorful costumes!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing performance.
Way to go Light of Life....
Transforming lives of all the people under their ambit...
Mrs Villy Doctor you are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Incredible talent in these young performers.
Colourful and entertaining.
Light of Life has offered a platform for these young people to showcase their talent.
Production team has worked wonders.

Anonymous said...

Flowering Tree....whatan incredible performance.
Light of Life and Flowering Tree...sensational.
Are there any more shows planned?

Anonymous said...

Well done Team Flowering Tree.
Well done Team Lolt.
Wow wow wow Team 'Little Amazing Lights of Life'of LOLT.
You left everyone spellbound.
Keep it up and all the best everyone.
More performances please.

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe,
Very good play, beautiful costumes, nice colour combination and acting.

Above all good coverage. We could see many fascinating things through your lens. - R P Madiwale.

Jacob said...

Looks like a wonderful play and you got some gorgeous shots!

betty said...

That does look like a big production, but sometimes the best plays are the ones put on by children's groups; been to a few myself and amazed at the talent there!

thanks for visiting!

betty

Elizabeth said...

This play does look like a lot of fun for both the performers and the audience. It looks like the scene with selfies was funny :)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

magiceye said...

Well captured!!

Arti said...

Beautiful images, I love watching plays and if it is musical, that is a bonus. Thank you for uploading it on youtube.

Nancy Chan said...

Musical plays are very entertaining. Lively music and dance.

Anonymous said...

Loved the action in the video. - Geeta

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is really fun. My son and daughter-in-law are actors! I love going to their shows, although they live on the other side of Canada.

Hilary said...

What a fine, colourful and talented troupe. You've captured glimpses of their performance beautifully. I had to laugh at the thought of the king taking selfies. :)

Insignia said...

Awesome, really loved the expressions, their passion.
I am finding it worthy to watch a live drama or plays these days than watching a movie. These kids are wonderful. Loved the costumes too

Loco mente said...

Loved their expressions... costumes and the lighting...
I am sure that you had a good time!