Sankhya Art Foundation: Bringing art closer to home


Dateline Dehradun: Sankhya Art Foundation in association with Varanasi Theatre Group and Soham Himalayan Museum, Mussoorie organized its debut ‘live-digital solo play,’ entitled, ‘Corona aur Kal Dosh.’

The under twenty-minute performance was an adaptation of a play ‘Corona aur Kal Dosh‘ penned by Nilay Upadhyay aka Ganga Yatri, a renowned writer, poet, philosopher and thinker. Talented theatre artist Mukesh Tiwari played the protagonist in the play based on the relevance of the five elements in our lives.

Going ‘Live’ from Saddat in Gazipur, where Actor Mukesh Tiwari is during lockdown, he tells us, “I am enacting the role of the chief spokesperson of Mother Nature where I warn humanity that I i.e. Nature has started a fight against them.”

Garnering over fifteen hundred views in their first-online gig, the message is pertinent to the present pandemic that we all are facing. It highlights how earth and lives on it have been cursed due to basic elements being polluted, by us humans.

Organically created with basic aesthetics and simple props such as fire torches, the solo-artist plays with voice modulation and body language. The audiences appreciated the set-up some even comparing it to Bharat Ek Khoj.

‘Sankhya Art Foundation’ is the brainchild of two young men, Arun Dabral and Hari Darshan, both committed towards the encouragement and preservation of classical traditional Indian art. This was their first online event supported by Sameer Shukla and Sumit Srivastava.

Arun says, “Our foremost aim is to establish a “Gurukul” in Tehri Garhwal run with indigenous ethics and values. This venture will work with the aim of educating, promoting and preserving our ancestral art- legacy.”

The finale on the 5th-6th June will bring to the forefront artists from all genres scattered throughout the globe tied together by the works of Poet Kabir, and promises to wow its growing fans.

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