The Opening Ceremony (OC) of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup (HWC) has a central message of oneness, and a united world. To showcase the same the Ceremony is all set to feature afirst-of-its-kind theatrical production and dance ballet titled“The Earth Song”.
Scheduled on 27th November 2018, the theme ofThe Earth Songis “Oneness of humanity”. The original production nudges people to blur geographical boundaries in abid 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 40minute performance with Shiamak Davar choreographing and Ranjit Barot having created the original music score.
Adding to the grandeur of the show will be over 1100 live performerswho will converge from across the globe to tell the story of “One World” and the innate oneness of humankind. Exemplifying the oneness that the Opening Ceremony talks about 800 youthfrom Odisha, who are first-time dancers, are being trained to participate and be an intrinsic part ofThe Earth Song. This initiative of engaging local youth and placing them at the heart of the production not only makes this a local production but it also gives Odisha’s youth the unique opportunity of being part of a world stage.