An evening dedicated to Meera

first_imgThe ancient folklore of India has heartwarming lessons and stories to tell us. Delhi is gearing up for one such tale on the life of Meera and spiritual and cultural facets associated with it. The musical evening will be held on September 13, at Siri Fort Auditorium, and will be graced by eminent personalities like Hema Malini, Member of Parliament and Bollywood Actor; Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament; Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi; Prathibha Prahlad, Bharatnatyam Dancer; Shyam Jaju, National Vice President BJP; Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner, Chile; Sir Geoffrey Adams,High Commissioner, Egypt; to name a few. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainA record 183 artists are set to perform with a crew of 300 Art of Living volunteers for ‘Meera – The Musical’, a contemporary take on the celebrated Bhakti saint, Meera Bai whose songs kindled devotion among millions. In the first of its kind musical, interspersed with dialogues in English and original soundtracks in Hindi, this 90-minute musical touches upon poignant moments of her victorious journey, with colourful dynamic sequences enriching the experience. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAs part of the musical, ten of her lesser-known compositions will be woven into an enchanting storyline. Original scores for the songs have been composed by popular musicians and singers of The Art of Living. The musical would also include classical dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kathputali, Mayur, Ghoomar, Gair from Rajasthan and even contemporary forms like lyrical yoga. The musical is directed by Srividya Varchaswi, famed choreographer and artist based out of Bangalore. “The unique dance drama will not only be an enchanting opportunity for the viewers to witness a grand production but also an opportunity to support the fundamental cause of education,” says Srividya Varchaswi, adding, “The proceeds from the production will go towards supporting the education of over 70,000 students studying in 700+ free schools run by the Art of Living in tribal and rural areas of India.”last_img

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