Arts and Entertainment

Paribanda: A fusion of folklore and dance

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 24, 2018-

Paribanda, a play that brings to stage the various forms of traditional dances practiced by ethnic groups around Nepal, is currently being staged at Sarwanam Theatre, in the Capital.

Among the many dance practices the play weaves into its interplay are Hakpare, Chandi Nritya, and Sakela Nritya.

Paribanda tells the story of the life of a single woman (played by Barsha Malla) from Nepal’s eastern hills; the play is set about 10-15 years in the past and details the ups and downs of the woman’s life. In so doing, the play explores the rampant misogyny in the village, exacted through the character of Lal Bahadur, who harasses Nura Paruhang, the protagonist. Moreover, the play also showcases the plight of the village’s youth and how they are compelled to flee abroad for employment.

Paribanda is directed and enacted by the 12th batch of Sarwanam’s theatre training classes.

The one hour and fifteen minutes long play is being staged every day (except Thursdays) at 5:15pm will run until April 28.  

Published: 24-04-2018 08:31

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