‘The Manganiyar Seduction’ Is Coming To Take Bangalore’s Breath Away

The Manganiyar Seduction, the vision of Indian theatre director, Roysten Abel, has been touring the world since 2006. The show is a celebration of the music of the Manganiyars, a community of Sufi Muslims from Rajasthan. It begins quietly with a single desert violin in darkness and gradually builds to a joyful eruption of sound, light and colour. According to Abel, the appeal of the show lies in the combination of traditional Indian vocals and instruments and the the set, which is inspired by Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and Amsterdam’s red light district. The dramatic set is a grid containing musicians in each compartment. The lighting is choreographed, groups of niches lighting up in time with the music.

When: Saturday, October 19 at 7.30pm.
Where: RMZ Galleria Mall, Opposite Yelahanka Police Station, Ambedkar Colony, Yelahanka.

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