Sunday, April 29, 2007
Mita Vasisth - "Lal Ded"
Mandala (space for cultural research and education) presents "Lal Ded" a solo one act performed by Mita Vasisth. The play is a theatrical collage of poems, songs, thoughts and philosophies of the medieval poetess Lal Ded from Kashmir. Though born to Brahmins this fiery artist transgressed all boundaries by discarding her clothes at an early age and remained unclad all her life.
Her poems or vaakhs were short and pithy and they resonated secular values transcending the narrow confines of caste and religion that had crippled India in those times. Everything about LAL DED her life, her vaakhs, challenged dogmas and ossified perceptions. The lights of the show are by renowned Ashok Sagar Bhagat from NSD Delhi and the performance is in three languages ? Hindi English and Kashmiri. The play lasts for 80minutes. Venue NCPA Experimental .