KYUN-KYUN LADKI (Hindi play for children & adults)


KYUN-KYUN LADKI,Hindi play, children, adults,Mahashweta Devi,

‘A journey through the magical world of questions’
(Hindi play)
1 hour 15 min (no interval)
For 5 to 12 year-olds (also for adults)

Inspired by Mahashweta Devi’s story Kyun-Kyun Ladki (Why-Why Girl) published by Tulika Publishers,
Poem – Safdar Hashmi,
Adaptation & Direction– Shaili Sathyu,
Choreography – Hamsa Moily,
Music – Mithila Lad Nayak,
Design – Abir Nachiket Patwardhan

About the Play
How often do children ask questions and actually get answers from adults? And how often do adults enter the magical world of questions?

The play is based on Mahashweta Devi’s well known picture-storybook Why-Why Girl and celebrates the thrill of ‘WHY?’ It is the story of Moyna and at the same time the story of so many children, all who always ask the question ‘Why?’ Performed through dance, movement and live music, the play shows glimpses of their lives and of their minds.

Premiered at the Prithvi Summertime in 2011, Kyun-Kyun Ladki has also been performed for schools, at theatre festivals and at theatres across Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Patna and Delhi, including TIFLI, International Theatre Festival for Young Audiences, Mumbai Literature Festival and Junoon’s Arts at Play for Schools.

Moyna – Barkha Fatnani
Malti Teacher – Jigna Khajuria
Red Story – Afsana Ahmed, Devi Ahmed, Sahil Gangurde
Blue Story — Vighnesh Sinkar, Janit Temkar, Rutuja Nagwekar
Yellow Story – Ghanshyam Tiwari, Jayant Kumar, Prasad Dagare
Violin – Shalaka Deshpande
Percussion – Abhijeet Pant
Flute – Avadhoot Phadke

Poster Illustration Kanyika Kini
Promotional Design Phagun Dhakka
Lights Shaili Sathyu, Nishna Mehta
Costumes Tanya Mahajan

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