Indrajit Khambe

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Kankavli , Maharashtra
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Kankavli , Maharashtra
traditional, photography, exhibition/performance

Living traditions occupy a prominent place in the Indian social system. Any living tradition has a natural flow. There can be no doubt about the fact that traditional art forms reflect the ideals of the society, its determination to survive, its ethos, emotions, fellow-feelings, and so on. Drama in itself is a complete form of arts. It includes in its framework acting, dialogue, poetry, music, etc. Dashavatar is the most developed theatre form of the Konkan and Goa regions. A traditional religious play based on the concept of ten rebirths of Lord Vishnu in Hindu-mythology. Generally these plays are performed by the local artists. Dance ritual dramas are held in most of the temples during festive occasions.  There are no female-artists; female part is also played by males. Dashavatar is a school of ethics for indian people from last 300 years. These plays don’t have any written scripts. Only they have that the theme line story of 20 to 25 lines. Before the few hours from the play the whole group decided which story they are going to perform tonight. And after that they improvise the story with there spontaneous dialogues for 4 hrs. Apart from stylized make-up, the Dashavatar performers wear masks made from wood and paper. These differences make dashavtar fully experimental theater which is totally different from traditional theater plays.