Ananda Hindi Natya Utsav
Festival of Hindi Plays
An NCPA Presentation
Ananda means happiness or pleasure. The Ananda Hindi Natya Utsav presents a selection of Hindi plays covering a spectrum of genres and generations.
Lavani is a traditional dance form of Maharashtra with a rich heritage of several centuries, which involves direct interaction between the artistes and the audience. The performer communicates with the audience through her singing, abhinaya and dance. Although lavani is gaining popularity since the last few years, its portrayal in popular media is limited to a traditional item number. The heritage of lavani is slowly dying and will soon be completely forgotten. Sangeet Bari is a show that combines multiple narratives such as the lavani woman, the musicians, the customer and the researcher/narrator. It also includes live performances of old traditional lavanis that are either unknown or forgotten.
Written by Bhushan Korgaonkar
Directed by Savitri Medhatul
Cast: Pushpa Satarkar, Sunita Dhadralkar, Akanksha Kadam, Latabai Walkar & others
A Kali Billi Production