Artiste hailing from different India under the aegis of The Trialogue Company performed a play named under Tansen directed and produced by young playwright Sudheer Rikhari and Mohd. Faheem on 28th and 29th April at The Middle Ground, Kotla Mubarakpur.
The performance space was the middle ground 1800 Gyani Bazar, Kotla Mubarak Pur South Ex-1, The play explores the basic questions with which an artist struggles throughout his life. The play reminded the willpower of few committed actors all over the world. It was wonderfully performed. Three actors -Mohammad Faheem, Ridhima Bagga & Sudheer Rikhari) with two musicians on stage, acting many characters including Tansen, Akbar, etc. and Tani (Tansen’s lover) did its wonderful performance. Even the music was super and the choreography was perfect. Sudheer Rikhari who directed the play did it with flamboyance. It was their first play and the 18th performance.
The light and sound were also superbly matched. On many occasion, the actors were performing in the dark and they did their best performance.
“Watched Tansen I must say that I was left speechless. To express your own emotions is one, to be able to convert some incomplete historical data into a play and express it as if it’s your own, is something else. The interpretations of facts and thereon subtly relating them to philosophies was just amazing. The storytelling with minimal stage setup is extremely original which came across effortlessly. The acting, music, singing, and coordination were just impeccable. Most great performances leave you asking for more. There are few like Tansen that leave you satisfied with thoughts within….” said Susmit Sen (Founder of the Indian Ocean Band and Susmit Sen Chronicles)
The Trialogue Company is a performing arts company based in Delhi, that indulges in creating new content to present it through the three major streams of performing arts namely Music, Dance, and Drama. We wish to take our self-created content and productions to different parts of the world, leaving a memorable experience for our audiences. Our first production “TANSEN” has won the hearts of the audience and critics. Having been staged more than 15 times in a time period of 9 months since it was created. it has also been staged in the 8th Theatre Olympics 2018, Bangalore (Kalagram).]
The artists who did the astounding performance Mohammad Faheem, Ridhima Bagga, Sudheer Rikhari. The musician’s team were – Manish Kumar in Harmonium, Anil Kumar Mishra in Sarangi, Sudip Chowdhury in Pakhawaj and Tabla and Sitar- Rashmi Dutt.
The other crew members were on stage Management Sanjay Makhija, He was assisted by Deepak Rana, Ashish Maheshwari. Jitender Nagar Nagar was in charge of light.
Inspired by- Girish Chaturvedi’s novel “Tansen” both Mohammad Faheem and Sudheer Rikhari rewrote the play. The choreography and costume were in charge of Ridhima Bagga. Music was composed by Sudheer Rikhari. He was assisted in songs Surr mein rame tu hi (lyrics )Moorat Mann Bhaaye (lyrics and composition) by Gundecha Brothers and Har shai pe tera noor hai (composition)- Pravesh Mallick, Tero gun gaawe (composition)- Pt. Vinay Chandra Mudga with Jaagiye Gopal, Shubh mahurat, Aavan keh gaye- Traditional Dhrupad.
” It was raining heavily on the performance day. I was wondering whether a play performed by an unknown group for their play, would be worth going to South Ext-I, in an unknown performing space. With all the construction of a new metro making life miserable in that area, I decided for few seconds not to. Fortunately, I gather all my willpower to leave the comfort of my home. But was really a right decision for me said K. Madavane senior theatre director and writer