Imphal, 20th April, 2018 (DIPR): A dance drama “Phumdigi Tantha” an expression of the concerns on the negative influences of human on Nature choreographed by Shri W.Lokendrajit Singh was premiered at Chorus Repertory Theatre today.
Water being the elixir of life, all living being depends on fresh water. Threat to life of living being looms large when water gets polluted with plastic waste, domestic and commercial waste, chemical residue, fertilizers, and insecticides severely affects the physical character of water bodies.
The drama reflects the life of a young student is intrigue with the beauty of Loktak Lake and at the same time became haunted with the physical changes- one that of a beauty and the other that of degeneration happening to the Lake.
The over exploitation of the fishes using invention of science had drained the resources as well as dumping of plastic wastes in the lake pollutes the lake leading to strangulation of the lake to death, with all the fishes and birds who used to visit the lake in winter becoming scarce or non existent.
The drama ends with the race between Nature and Science (developmental processes) and a question for mankind who gain or loses at the end.
Shri Ratan Thiyam, a Sangeet Natak Akedemi Awardee as well as Chairman of the Chorus Repertory and Prof. H. Tombi Singh,Vice – Chairman ,JNMDA attended the premiere show as Chief Guest and President respectively apart from critiques, theatre personalities and public.