Mirel Masingkha (The will of Soul)
3rd March 2010 at Sri Ram Centre, 5:00pm
Producer: The Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory
Director: Yumnam Sadananda Singh
Language: Non Verbal
Duration: 1 Hour
Dedicated to Irom Chanu Sharmila, Mirel Masingkha is a physical play based on her repressed campaign against terrorism. In the last few decades Manipur has been witnessing a chaotic state full of incorrigible incidents: the stink, full of rot, corruption, killing, massacre, violence, oppression, and the inhuman crimes under the shield of the Black Law. Against such chaos stood up Irom Chanu Sharmila in the year 2000, with her Fast unto Death campaign. Her campaign is accused of being an attempt to suicide which is against all human constitutions. Sharmila has no plea for respite to the charges against her campaign. However she pleads the official for realization of her cause. The mime play venerates the unrelenting Spirit – Mirel personified of Irom Chanu Sharmila.
Dr. Yumnam Sadananda Singh
An actor and administrator, Yumnam is Ph.D. in Manipuri Theatre and was recipient of Scholarship in theatre from DOC under the guidance of Padamashree H. Kanhailal. He received mime training from Niranjan Goswami. He has participated in National Theatre and Mime Festival many times. He has also participated in International Mime Festival at South Korea, Greece and Macedonia. Presently he is working as director of the Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory, Imphal.
Student of class XII, Shanta Singh is an artiste of the Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory since 2007. He participated in NSD Children Theatre Festival 2008 and in first Afro Asian Game 2004. Trained in Martial arts, he received Gold Medal in National Tae-Kwondo.
Shri Inaocha is a professional in sound service, of Kanglei Ima Sound Service (KISS). As a sound Designer he has handled many occasions viz: theatre, concerts, folk and classical dance festivals held in Manipur and North East India.