IFA@Agra Meet IFA | Performance of ‘Muktidham’ | Monday, February 12, 2018

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
Meet IFA and A Performance of Muktidham
Monday, February 12, 2018
Meet IFA | 04:00 PM
Performance of Muktidham | 06:30 PM
Sursadan, Sanjay Place

IFA is delighted to present an opportunity for interaction with our representatives at Meet IFA in Agra on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 04:00 PM at Sursadan, Sanjay Place, to discuss your project ideas and learn more about our programmes! This will be followed by a performance of Muktidham at 06:30 PM at the same venue, as part of efforts to share our work widely.

Muktidham, an Indian Ensemble production, is written and directed by theatre practitioner Abhishek Majumdar. The play is based on the conflict between Buddhism and Hinduism in the eighth century, a time when Buddhism was at its peak and the Buddhist Pala kings were ruling what are now, east and large parts of north India. Set in a Matha in a fictional Hindu temple town called Beerpur surrounded by Buddhists, its head 'Nath Nand' is about to retire to 'Muktidham'—to die and achieve salvation.

Duration: 135 mins | Language: Hindi
Cast: Ajeet Singh Palawat, Ashwini Kumar Chakre, Ipshita Chakraborty, Irawati Karnik, Kumud Mishra, M D Pallavi, Neel Sengupta, Pratyush Singh, Sandeep Shikhar and Shubhrajyoti Barat
Chorus: Abhijit Pakrashi, Abhitej Gupta, Abubakar Siddiq, Kafeel Jafri, Poorvi Sardar and Shambhavi Yadav 
Scenography: Mohit Takalkar
Lighting Design: Anmol Vellani
Music: M D Pallavi and Abhijeet Tambe
Movement Director: Anannya Tripathyi

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, teacher, actor and Artistic Director of theatre group 'Indian Ensemble' in Bangalore. He is a graduate of LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and has trained at Yatrik; Mahesh Dattani's Studio and the Adishakti Theatre Lab. His plays include An Arrangement of Shoes, The Djinns of Idgah, Afterlife of Birds, Rizwan, Kaumudi and Dweepa.

This production received support from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme.

This performance is suitable for ages 18 and above.

For more details on Meet IFA and the performance, please write to Shubham Roy Choudhury at shubham@indiaifa.org