Vayam Performing Arts Society is an independent performing arts group based in Delhi. Started as a campus theatre society around 10 years ago in Delhi University, today, they are a well-known name in Delhi’s campus as well as professional art and cultural circuit.The society that was formed on the ideals of Unity, Togetherness, and Creativity, grew bigger and better by each passing year. Gradually, Vayam started making a mark on the DU Theatre Circuit by winning many laurels and praises. Today, the organization has ventured into the era of performing arts and boasts of a strong foothold in Mumbai and Delhi with several professional performances under its credit.
Vayam Performing Arts recently culminated its theatre workshop with an admirable play Raavi Paar. The performance of this acclaimed production at Lok Kala Manch on 3rd March 2018, saw a healthy turnout of the audience from different walks of life. The play pays tribute to the unfathomable contribution of Gulzar Sahab to the Indian Literature. A blend of Live Music, Songs, Poetry and Shadow Theater, this drama laid prime emphasis on the story of Darshan Singh, one amongst many stuck in the flood of people across the borders in 1947, who lost his parents and his wife gave birth to twins. He is caught in the dilemma whether to be happy or sad. The play depicts the agony of losing family and home, the ruins of partition and pain of migration.
Raavi Paar-A tribute to Gulzar Sahab is a production that is bound to challenge viewers’ mindset as well as take one’s way back in time. It is a play which provokes a series of thoughts on issues partition, love, relationships and survival. The audience could be seen experiencing different emotions of love, compassion, sorrow, and regret throughout the performance. The superlative direction and powerful script kept the audience glued to the scenes on stage. The experienced cast and crew of Raavi Paar delivered a phenomenal performance which was praised by the viewers, senior team members and the management alike. In summary, the event turned out to be a success for the organization as a promotion of theatre and social service were well accomplished by the dedicated team of Vayam Performing Arts Society.
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