Ravan Chhaya – Shadow Puppetry of Orissa

Ravan Chhaya – Shadow Puppetry of Orissa
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The shadow puppet theatre of Odisha is known as  Ravan chhaya, which translates to “the shadow of Ravan”. Even though the series of plays follows the life of Rama, the demon king Ravana is featured as the protagonist because Rama, as a divine being, theoretically cannot cast shadows. The artform is based on stories from the Vichitra Ramayan, an Odia version of the Ramayana written by the 17th century Odia poet Vishwanath Khuntia.

Ravan chhaya was popular in the Angul and Dhenkanal districts of Odisha in the late 19th century. At present, it is practiced only in Odash village of Angul.

Date: 16 – 18 Nov 2018
Time: 7.45pm & 8.45pm
Duration: 45 min
Venue: Esplanade Forecourt Garden

Free.



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Ravan Chhaya – Shadow Puppetry of Orissa

Start date: 16/11/18 19:30
End date: 18/11/18 21:30


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