Meera – surely one of the Gold Coast’s most anticipated productions – has almost arrived, with the ambitious offering set to wow audiences at HOTA, Home of the Arts on 4 November.
The premier piece from Wild Dreamer Productions has a truly astonishing scope. Boasting a 300-strong cast and crew, the production aims to create a platform where different artists have a unique opportunity to share their talent with the world.
With local amateurs ranging from the Gold Coast to Northern Brisbane, Meera has connected local artists in the community and provided an opportunity for them to share their talent, and collaborate with people all over the world from different disciplines.
The story of Meera is set in 16th century Northern India where a royal Princess believes in her love for Krishna (a Hindu God) to such a degree that she is willing to go against the norms of society for her love. It is an age-old story of love, passion, betrayal and human experience.
Many years in making, Meera is the creative interpretation of Aarti Bajaj, principal performer and creative director, who promises “the biggest and most colourful extravaganza of art and creativity that the Gold Coast has ever seen!” Meera is an interlude between a theatrical and musical, linked with narration, opera singing and story-telling.
Meera will be a treat for the senses, combining melodious original music composed by renowned maestros from India and many European countries with lavish costumes that befit Indian-royalty, and of course the backdrop of the story. Ballet, Indian contemporary, African contemporary, tap, aerial, pole and classical dancing will all make an appearance.
Bold, beautiful, mesmerising, inspirational and certainly unique, Meera is sure to create a vivid impression.
Meera will showcase its first ever performance on 4 November at HOTA Gold Coast. Tickets vis hota.com.au.