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A Play begins beyond the Stage…!   Leave a comment

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Behind the stage before a pay begins ( a memory of the stage in poster colors from the childhood centered around the Indian classical dance drama tradition of the South)

The stage is made ready before the nights of play and the backstage is equipped well before the actors are present over there….finally the audience are getting ready before the stage before the play starts on the stage.
I remember the performers at the back stage  whowere getting busy with their final touch ups before the play opens up on the foreground during my childhood and attempted it in poster colors in my youth out of the memory and linked it with the photographs taken in my manual SLR cameras on the stagesin live with the performers in the Indian classical dance drama depicting the legends and myths.That was an experience unveiling the secrets around the past life and the dense nights telling the story of some magics practiced by the mythical mountain dwellers in the Eastern Ghats under the starry sky in the chilling festival summers around the temples of India in the southern west region here…

The play is on the stage because of the audience awaiting the performance before the foreground.

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Life of the age-old mountains recreates a charming play on the stage of classicism( a magician of the ancient hills on the stage at the court of the king in a legend)

A story is retold well from the songs of the mountains…the people from the heights are invited to the courts of the legends to perform miraculous deeds of magic and art; rituals were also derived out of their activities in the daily business of the mountains and forests.So the performances on the stages are rich with these age old arts of cliffs and the plays are filled up with the romantic and charming rituals that generate curiosity of the viewers  in the night lamps and torches on the stage of classicism !!

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A brave hunter in love with a court beauty deserted in the wilderness ( a play depicting the love story of a king from the legends )

The string of love and intimacy born out of the density of forests are very well laid out in the mythological stories wherein the hunters behaving as ardent lovers of sophisticated beauties deserted from the royal courts and who ignore their status as forest dwellers and yearn for such love unto their end  ; the struggle for love is more intensified than the struggle for life in such stories of the hillsides and forests..!! In the dense nights and dawns of the thick forests ,hunters save their loves  from the wild animals by arms and later on  sacrifice themselves before their loves invented in the forests !!

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Finally, the Lord of the mountains on the stage with his charming hands and halos

All the struggles getting tensed around these themes of love behind and beyond the courts and mountains are relieved by the magical hands of the Lord who rules all over the mountain ranges by the end of the middle of the play in the presence of his magical radiance and the rushes of light haloing by the very presence of himself !!

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IT IS RAINING ALL OVER THE HILLS…!!   3 comments

From the last of May it begins to have the rains of monsoon here in the southern part of India;and the  rains last for one or more than a month in succession , most often.In the North Eastern ranges of this State where palm trees are in abundance, the monsoon rains create concentrated moods of solitude and silence during the daytime….the white rains of the South-Western monsoon make stop-overs atop the high rocks and palms scattered around among the North-Eastern hills and this continue for hours or until the night falls in some days….the palms and a high rock  submerged in the white rains are the visuals I have been looking into in this water color ,’Raining over the Hills’, that I did in 2005:

Raining over the Hills ,my water color on paper ,done in2005,which I think a tribute to the Indian writer O.V. Vijayan who died in that year

The main inspiration behind this visualization was the death of the Indian writer O.V.Vijayan in 2005;who had written more about the monsoons and the hills in the North-Eastern part of Kerala in India.