Harao Seigonna Jagoi (Devine Dances of Loves from Lai Haraoba) (2005-06)
In our endeavour to preserve the Manipuri traditional music and dance, we at Laihui look at the ancient Manipuri ritual festival Lai Haraoba where one finds a vast expanse of traditional Pena music and its accompanied dances preserved so dearly by our ancestors. Through the years some of the musical interludes in Lai Haraoba are found to have neglected and even given up though such items were in the past considered vital and essential. In our pursuit of the pristine Pena music, we have collected those items and some of these have been presented in our present offering “Harao Seigonna Jagoi”. Ours being a stage-craft, minor alternations have been incorporated without losing the essence and spirit of the original acts.
Directed by Oinam Dhani Amaibi
Numbers of performer: 11
Duration: 25 min