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Kolkata-based theatre group enthrals city audience with “Sappho- Chitrangada”

24/02/2021 at 6:42 PM

Bhubaneswar,Feb 24: The stage play “Sappho-Chitrangada”, adapted from the Rabindra Nath Tagore’s epic poem “Chitrangada”, enthralled city’s theatre-lovers at Rabindra Mandap amphi-theatre here on Tuesday evening.

The play depicted the lesbian love between Chitrangada, the mythical Indian virgin and the Sappho, a Greek poetess.

All the efforts to create rift between the two could not succeed, as the play suggested.

This unique dance drama was staged by Dumdum Shabdomugdho Natyakendra of West Bengal. The Assamese play ‘Sappho Chitrangada’ was performed at the 23rd Kalinga Natya Mahotsav, organized by Satabdira Kalakar in the city.

Directed by Rakesh Ghosh, the play was about how Rabindranath Tagore’s Madan of dance drama Chitrangada gets romantically involved with Sappho (an ancient Greek poetess) and Chitrangada ( The only virgin and heroic princess of Mahabharata) with the help of time machine.

A crowd of immersed audience enjoyed the live performance of the Bengal-based troupe for hours together.

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