On the occasion of World Environment Day, a group of young artistes–musicians, elocutionists and dancers–of the city put together a concert on Sunday evening to crusade for the attainment of beauty in one’s physical and social environment, titled, One Earth, One Life.
Scripted by Samya Karpha, a student of noted elocutionist Bratati Bandopadhyay, the concert saw a combination of recitation, music and dance woven together by a common thread–environment.
Compositions from Rabindranath Tagore and famous contemporary poets and writers like Sunil Gangyopadhyay, Srijato, Joy Goswami and Subodh Sarkar focusing on the joys and malaises of today’s environment featured in the script. “The script revolves around what is basically the journey of a butterfly which explores its neighbourhood. Its experience is not pretty always. While rain has become acid rain, thanks to effects of modernisation, there is the disturbing threat of violence everywhere we look in society”, Karpha told Millennium Post.
The dance choreography–by Sulagna Ray– also depicts the dark side of human society. “Violence against humanity, destruction of nature, discrimination against individuals on basis of religion, cast and gender, are some of the malignancies that have always challenged humanity and still continue to do so”, explains Karpha.
The concert ends on a happy, positive note with the five elements of nature coming together to celebrate new life, Sphinx-like. Lopamudra’s rendition of the number “Gayer Bodhu” and Pramita Mullick’s “Akaash Bhora” were appreciated by a discerning audience. The event was held at the G D Birla Sabhaghar.
Eminent singers Pramita Mallick, Lopamudra Mitra and Raghav Chattopadhyay performed on the occasion. Renowned artistes like Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita Basu, Aditi Gupta, Shovonsundar Basu also graced the occasion.