Morung Express News
Kohima | June 22
Event Movers, a newly formed group will be presenting a Theatre play in Kohima on June 26 at 4 pm. The play which has been organised for a social cause in collaboration with the Art & Culture Department (Art Wing) and Modern Institute of Teachers Education will be held at RCEMPA Jotsoma.
With the objective to support talented young people in their pursuit in the field of arts, Event Movers hope to send a meaningful and strong message to the people through the play.
Directed by K Cynthia Kolakhe, Fashion Artist, the play which will last for one hour and thirty minutes consisting of three parts that is ‘The Last Attempt’ which will portray the Naga identity; ‘The Last Hope’ focusing on Christianity in Nagaland; and ‘The Next Education’. The play is free and open to all, however there will be opportunity for a free will donation towards supporting lesser privileged students with artistic skills.
Ariba Kips, musician, and member of the Event Movers viewed that in Naga society parents are less supportive of their children to pursue the field of arts and music. “They focus only on education with the intention to get government jobs,” said Aribah, mentioning that through this theatre play Event Movers hopes to encourage the essence of arts and music in Naga society. The Special Guest for the play is Vilalhou Noudi, Deputy Director Art & Culture.
Kolakhe who has been teaching Arts and Drama, a compulsory subject for Teacher Education said that theatre is a crucial form of art to express the realities of any society, and added that her students have drawn and learnt meaningful experiences through theatre plays. “Their ideas keep growing and they are able to come out of the box,” said Kolakhe.
The costume designer for the play is Muzung Yimchunger. The costumes of all the actors are made from recycled newspapers and upcycled clothes. The photographer for the event is Louis Chhetri.
Event Movers was recently formed by Elelvi Alo Kennao, Entrepreneur; Aribah Kips, Musician and K. Cynthia Kolakhe, Fashion Artist with the vision to work on social causes in Naga society.