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Girl, interrupted

Girl, interrupted
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An epic on the trauma and oppression a girl child goes through at different stages of her life is presented by Sonal Mansingh and Centre for Indian Classical Dances through Sahakaar-Ideal of Co-operation. The show staged at India Habitat highlighted the growing concern on girl-child like honor-killing, child marriages and other abuses through the artistic medium of dance and music. The program presented the girl's view point in a poignant poem by the eminent poet Prasoon Joshi.
Different ably kinds from two NGOs: Little Star Children Home from Katni, Madhya Pradesh and another one was Divyajypti from Delhi performed this dance dram on the tune of Sonal Mansingh.  The show started with Om Shanti - invocation to the divine to make the intention of supporting girl child act successful by offering flowers ritually, each petal acquires significance made in dance movements’ evoked atmosphere of peace and tranquility a space in which hearts can bloom.
Kids from both the foundation performed Gati, a special performance knitted by Sonal Mansingh illustrated freedom from all miseries, this is the real reality of life, this is the real Reality of life, and this is the motivation and spirit of life to go ahead towards the glorious future.

Rimjhim Sa Sapna was the most beautiful act by special kids from Divya Jyoti and Little Star Children home. A dance ballet based on the journey from street to theatre reflecting the inner voice and strength of life of the special children. It depicted the conflicts between their dreams and the boundary of their society and how they can achieve their goal and discover their potential to fulfill the dream of Life.

Another interesting aspect was a special performance by Dr. Sonal Mansingh Ji along with kids titled Babul Jiya Mora Ghabraye. This part of drama was based on the famous poem by Prasoon Joshi, a collective voice of young girl. In this drama Sonal ji and special children touched the heart of people by enacting the bitter truth which every young girl goes through while getting married.
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