So-Li-Sü Theatre to debut theatrical performance ‘Süngra’ at Ungma

Mokokchung: Narrative of play pays homage to cultural roots and traditions of Ao Naga people

BY | Wednesday, 24 January, 2024

In a celebration of theatrical artistry, the So-Li-Sü Theatre, a dynamic group of self-organized and self-sponsored young artists, will be performing debut performance titled “Süngra.” The event is scheduled to take place on 27 January 2024, at the Yimtsüngta Arok Sapang in Ungma.

This theatrical performance is the product of an intensive 18-day residential workshop, with inspiration drawn from the art of Temjen, an artist featured at the Hornbill Festival.

“Süngra” delves into the rich tapestry of Ao Naga folklore, exploring the belief that the community’s origins are linked to ‘Longterok’—meaning six stones.

Kilangtemsu Imsong is the director of the theatrical play that is characterized by a metaphoric and nonverbal, symbolic play style. The narrative is a homage to the cultural roots and traditions of the Ao Naga people, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of their heritage.

Comprising 10 skilled artists and supported by four musicians and set crews, “Süngra” is expected to unfold over 70 minutes. It will witness the synergy of young artists, professionals and some learners.

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