IFA@Gorakhpur and Allahabad: Meet IFA | Performance of ‘Muktidham’ | February 04-05 and February 07-08, 2018

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites you to Meet IFA
A Performance of Muktidham
Gorakhpur and Allahabad

Meet IFA | Sunday, February 04, 2018 | 04:00 PM | Abhiyan Theatre Group
Cinema school, 2nd Floor, Shahid Market, Cinema Road

Performance of Muktidham | Monday, February 05, 2018 | 06:30 PM | Diksha Bhawan
Deen Dayal Upadhyay University

Meet IFA | Wednesday, February 07, 2018 | 06:30 PM | North Central Zone Cultural Centre
14, CSP Singh Marg, Adjacent to Circuit House

Performance of Muktidham | Thursday, February 08, 2018 | 06:30 PM | North Central Zone Cultural Centre
14, CSP Singh Marg, Adjacent to Circuit House

IFA is delighted to present Muktidham in Gorakhpur on Monday, February 05, 2018 at 06:30 PM at Diksha Bhawan, Deen Dayal Upadhyay University and in Allahabad on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM at North Central Zone Cultural Centre, as part of efforts to share our work widely.

There will also be an opportunity for you to meet IFA representatives who will be present in Gorakhpur on Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 04:00 PM and in Allahabad on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM to discuss your project ideas and learn more about our programmes!

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