Deekshaa Arts to premiere musical drama ‘Anarkali – An epic love, larger than life’ today at 6pm on YouTube channel
Thursday 8 December 2022 7:49 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Dec 8: Deekshaa’s ‘Anarkali, an epic love, larger than life’ will be premiered today (Thursday 8th December) at 6pm (UK) and 11.30pm (India) on Deekshaa’s YouTube channel.
‘Anarkali, an epic love, larger than life’ is a musical drama, based on the story of Anarkali, a court dancer of emperor Akbar’s palace, who fell in love with the crown prince Salim (later known as Emperor Jahangir).
The story depicts the situations that led to Anarkali & Salim falling in love with each other and the consequences they faced, as a result of their forbidden love.
The story is from the Mughal era, when women did not have certain rights which were freely exercised by men at the time. This musical drama is a combination of beauty, love & politics.
This project is funded and supported by the Arts Council England (National Agency for the Development of Culture & The Arts).
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The concept, script, choreography & artistic direction by Aarathy Arun. Direction – Brian Abraham; Music production – Seban; Sitar – Rahul Chambayil
Characters: Anarkali – Aarathy Arun, Prince Salim – Reuben George, Emperor Akbar – Jibi George, Queen Jodha – Beena Noel, General Mansingh – Dileep Elayammathu, Gulnar – Sangamithra Ravi, Suhana – Dr Mincy Aathish, Sudamal – Joseph Kuriakose, Suraiyya – Ashni Shiju
Videography: Jaison Lawrence & Thomas Kalappurayil. Editing: Brian Abraham; Photography: Joe Ipe; Poster design: Unnikrishnan J. Sound & light technician – Michael Harris
Onstage performance was at Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.
Deekshaa is an arts organisation which teaches & promotes Indian arts, especially Indian Classical Music & Classical Dance. Deekshaa organise and deliver live on-stage and online performances and collaborate with various organisations and artists on various art projects.
Deekshaa Arts was founded by Arathi Arun and was officially launched in March, 2019. Arathi Arun has 30 years of experience in music & dance. She is trained in carnatic music, Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam, Folk dance and kuchipudi. She is also an experienced artiste in Bollywood dance, salsa and contemporary dances.