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Actor-danseuse Shobana
Actor-danseuse Shobana

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Centre for Social Action (CSA) of Christ University will organise Trance – Dance and Illusions for a Cause – on December 3 and 13 at the university’s auditorium, featuring magician Gopinath Muthukad and actor-danseuse Shobana.

CSA is a students’ initiative organisation working for a just society with children as its focus. “Trance” intends to spread the message of CSA through these shows, while raising funds for its community development schemes.

Mr. Gopinath Muthukad will present his latest show, World of Illusions, on December 3.

The show will start at 6.30 p.m. He is well-known for his performances with the motto, “Magic for a cause”. He has organised several events towards promoting national integration and to spread the messages of Mahatma Gandhi. He has been honoured with several awards, including Al Ain Fun City Award, International Magic Star Award (Monte Carlo, France), Sargasree Award from International Cultural Forum, Rotary International’s For The Sake of Recognition Award, Award of Excellence from Muscat Municipality, and Humanity Service Award from Anti-Smoking Society, Doha. His “Vismaya Bharata Yatra” got him into the LIMCA Book of Records. The second performance, “Maya Ravan”, by Ms. Shobana will be staged on December 13. This dance-drama depicts the Ramayana from Ravana’s perspective. The show will start at 6.30 p.m.

“Maya Ravan” has received good response with full houses in 28 cities in the U.S. and in many cities across India. It has been acclaimed as one of its kind by critics. The dialogues are in English and voices being lent by Naseerudhin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Mohanlal, Revathy, Suhasini Maniratnam and Milind Soman.

Tickets for both the shows will be available on the Christ University campus before the show or at the venue on the day of the show. For tickets, call 9226660734.

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