Adima troupe wins plaudits in Columbia

Cultural NGO team stages play Ekalavya Uvach

He was speaking after welcoming the troupe, which returned from Columbia, at the NGO premises atop Teralli Hills.

Conveying significance

Actor D R Rajappa expressed happiness over representing India in the South American nation.

He said they were able to convey the significance of Indian culture through the play, in spite of the language barrier.

Rajappa said even though they had problems adopting to a first time experience of a flight and being in a land with a different culture, food habits and language, they had done well at the international theatre festival.

Local talent

“We staged four shows of ‘Ekalavya Uvach’ at Bogato in Columbia, three at Vijay Dilaiva village and one in Pasto. We roped in local artistes there to stage the play. The audience expressed awe and happiness as we managed to convey to them the specialities of Indian theatre art,” said Rajappa.

“We staged the play in a bilingual format, Hindi and Kannada. We could interact with artistes and audience there with the help of interpreters. The Columbia tour is an unforgettable experience,” said actors Anjali, Charan and Rajesh.  

The actors said they had now been invited to stage the play in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. “We will also stage the play during the annual theatre festival at the National School of Drama,” they said.

Trouble at airport

The troupe members were upset that they were forcibly admitted to a private hospital by the airport personnel, when they landed, as they did not possess the yellow cards relating to health check-ups.

The staff at the airport had not told them that they should bring the yellow cards, while leaving for Columbia from the Bangalore airport, the actors said.

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