(A dance production in Mayurbhanj Chhau Style performed by dancers of the Mayurbhanj Chhau Nrutya Prathisthan, Baripada
trained under the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Project).
SCENE - I
The five elements (Pruthivi, Ap, Tejam, Vayu, Akasa) are shown in their original state: Earth (solid), Water (liquid), Fire (heat), Wind (prana), Ether (space). - Harmony reigns among them.
SCENE - II
Intrusion by men and technology: with development goes the exploitation of natural resources. Construction, cutting, digging, elimination of non profitable species, mechanisation of life ... lead to collapse of the original ecological balance.
SCENE - III
Pollution in the form of Vritta asuras; circumscribing forces which block, separate, create enimity among elements leading the different forms of existence towards self- destruction.
SCENE - IV
Re-establishing of balance between macro and microcosmos through the re-discovery of an intimate relationship between Man and Nature. Man instead of playing the role of a Master who usurps the. benefits of Nature, takes his place within the Universe, between Heaven and Earth, between the infinite cosmic space -and the environment formed of all the living things on our planet.
Date of production - January 1996
Concept & Choreography - Ileana Citaristi
Music Composition - Shantanu Mohapatra, Niranjan Bhol
Trilochan Mohanta, Santanu Naik, Ramchandra Das, Pradeep Mohanty, Dilip Naik, Upendra Singh, Sanjeet Ghadei, Pagula Jena, Debnarayan Dhada, Ramakanta Sen, Subhasree Banerjee, Sumitra Naik.
Light Designer - Srikanta Chaudhuri
Co-ordinator- L. N. Das