Thoughts on Kalakshetra Manipur

As I sit inside the theatre at Kalakshetra Manipur observing rehearsals of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” directed by Heisnam Tomba, I am witnessing a production that springs from life. I feel the breeze from outside on my back: there is no divide, a unity of rhythm between both worlds so that there is […]

Notes on Draupadi – a performance by Kalakshetra (Manipur)

Source: kaustubh October 19, 2014 0 It has been a while since I’ve been wanting to watch Draupadi by Kalakshetra Manipur and glad that finally could manage to watch it at India Habitat Centre. Based on a short story by Mahashweta Devi, Draupadi went on to become a major performance in the discourse of […]

News in the The Telegraph

Draupadi is a story about marginalised people who are continually oppressed by the powers that be. The protagonist, Draupadi (played by Heisnam Sabitri), an indigenous woman, fights against the atrocities being committed against her tribe. Ultimately, her husband Dulna is arrested and killed by the police. Draupadi, too, falls in their clutches. So what inspired […]

About Kalakshetra Manipur

Established on July 19, 1969 with Heisnam Kanhailal as founder-director, Kalakshetra Manipur (KKM) got registered under Societies’ Registration Act of 1860. As KKM believes in a continuous process of ‘renewal of ancestral tradition’ for a contemporary cultural expression as the progeny of an ethno-socio tradition of Manipur. The artists of the group endeavour to learn […]