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Hockey World Cup inauguration to showcase The Earth Song
Sportslogon Team November 21st 2018


Bhubaneswar : The opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup will spread a message of oneness, and a united world. the Ceremony is all set to feature a first-of-its-kind theatrical production and dance ballet titled“The Earth Song” schedule to be held at Kalinga Stadium Athletic Ground on November 27.

The theme of the Earth Song is “Oneness of humanity”. The original production nudges people to blur geographical boundaries in a bid to come together as one. Created, written and directed by Nupur Mahajan, the production will feature Madhuri Dixit as the central character, Mother Earth, joined by 1100 artists all of whom tell the story of humanity and a united world.

The Earth Song unfolds over five acts and is a 40 minute performance with Shiamak Davar choreographing and Ranjit Barot having created the original music score.

To provide Odisha’s youth a unique opportunity of being part of a world stage, the production house engaged about 800 youth , who are first-time dancers, are being trained to participate and be an intrinsic part of The Earth Song.

The Earth Song is a dance ballet that comprises contemporary, classical, jazz, ballet, Afro as also Sattriya, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak and more. It will also comprise of drama, dialogue and original music to deliver a strong message of oneness. The story of the Earth Song is told by Mother Earth, played by Madhuri Dixit.

Choreography Shiamak Davar said, “This is among the more interesting ceremonies that I have choreographed. The theme is universal, more so an original production has not been created for an opening ceremony before, which makes this challenging and thrilling. Madhuri and I have always created magic together”

South music sensation AR Rahman will bring to life his and Gulzar Saheb’s composition ‘Jai India’, which is the official song and tune of the HWC 2018. He will then go on to perform some of his most memorable songs including Jai Ho. The overall duration of the ceremony will be 90 minutes. .
This news was added and updated on : November 21st 2018
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