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Kids say it best with colours

Fun, frolic, prancing around, screaming, no inhibitions about making any sort of expressions; this is what makes theatre by children. It is a stage where sets, costumes and a well-drafted script are not really necessary.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2005 11:43 IST

Fun, frolic, prancing around, screaming, no inhibitions about making any sort of expressions; this is what makes theatre by children. It is a stage where sets, costumes and a well-drafted script are not really necessary.

Just throw them in front of the lights and the result will enthral audiences of any age. This scene came alive when Leap Years presented two of their creations with kids from the age groups of 4 to 6 years old and 8 to 12 years old at Habitat Centre over this weekend.

The toddlers came out with a 20-minute play titled Rangon Ki Duniya. Loosely based on the concept of associating with navarasa with colours, the skit tries to explore the emotional transformation that occurs when a colour representing an emotion is replaced by another.

As expected, there were endless goof ups sending everyone into splits. Funnier were the helpless expressions on the director’s face for whom controlling the children was an extremely difficult.

The second play, Bade Hamein Bada Kyun Banana Chahte Hain, presented by elder kids was a brilliant take on the life of grown ups (as seen in dreams) by children. The play starts with preparations for a wedding in full swing taken care of these kids in ‘grown-up’ characters and the perils they face.

The realisation that life is no bed of roses for our parents makes them ask the title question. Well-crafted song and dance routines in simple language complemented the performances immaculately. In the end, two short and sweet plays replete with all the elements of a good show are just what the doctor recommended for a weekend.