Dona Ganguly is happy with the overwhelming response to watching Mayar Khela in London
In London, the Lord Mountbatten Auditorium of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan overflowed. All the seats were full. The occasion was a spectacular presentation of Rabindranath’s dance drama, Mayar Khele, choreographed by Dona Ganguly. Dikshamanjari students from UK and India performed in the dance drama. The artistic direction and music director of the project was Dr. Ananda Gupta.
Right now, Dona Ganguly is on a tour of ICCR covering places like Switzerland, London, Dublin, and Birmingham. On the initiative of Dakshinayan UK, Mayar Khela has performed in Kolkata and Santiniketan a few months ago. On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, dance performances based on Rabindranath’s Mayar Khela and patriotic songs are being performed by Diksha Manjari. The artists of Mayar Khela are very happy with the overwhelming response of the audience in London. Dr. Ananda Gupta said, “We have presented this dance drama earlier in Kolkata, Santiniketan. We got a great response there as well. Mayar Khela has never been played in London with such a large group of dancers. Twenty-six dancers participated in it. We had already recorded the songs.” Dona Ganguly said, “Notably, through this programme, Dikshamanjari UK students performed the dance on stage. It is a matter of pride that we represent our country in different parts of the world through the Odissi dance style. We get an opportunity to present our country’s heritage in front of people from different parts of the world.”