13th META | Karuppu
Karuppu is a dance-drama based on the age-old Dravidian cultural rituals depicting a universe that absorbs all imbalances like a black hole from which rebirth of everything anew is possible. It is presented through the ultimate union of Purusha (male) and Prakriti (female) energies and the birth, destruction and rebirth of the universe.
The theatrical experience takes us through the separation of Purusha from Prakriti that destroys the universe through mythical characters including Iphigenie, Ophelia, Medee and Kali; the destruction is not permanent, as nothing is. Only in the powerful destruction of the world and all its constituent materials and forms by Karuppu (Dark) energy is the reunion of Consciousness and Nature possible giving rebirth to all of existence.
Language: Non Verbal
Director: Koumarane Valavane
Producer: Indianostrum Theatre
Shri Ram Centre, Delhi
Shri Ram Centre 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001