Local theatre group Leela Productions’ play Kundalini Rising: A Journey Through The Chakras is not so much a play as Jitendra dasa’s personal search for spiritual truth.
Jitendra dasa took centre stage at the beginning of this Fringe play and explained how for years he searched outward for love. One day he had the realization the love can be found inward because we are all love.
So began the spiritual journey which he and a female actress demonstrated through dance, mantras, and the ringing of crystals bowls.
Each of the seven crystal bowls represented the seven chakras located in the body. Each bowl rang at a certain frequency. Kundalini Yoga is all about opening and aligning the chakras.
Throughout the 80 minute performance, the pair gracefully danced their way across the stage to very serene Indian music.
The various mantras were displayed on a video screen and the audience was encouraged to chant along. Jitendra even got everyone up and dancing at one point.
The pair acted out a few scenes involving a blissful union which resulted in childbirth as well as a dance between a frail mother and her child.
Jitendra’s journey may have been a personal one, but no one in the audience seemed to mind tagging along.
The writeup in the Fringe guide invites the theatre goer to ‘come and explore your soul,’ I think many in the audience did just that.
Next journey takes place Sat. July 16 at noon.
Venue #1 – John Hirsch Main Stage – 174 Market Ave. enter from back alley (John Hirsch Pl.)
Sat. July 16, 2016 – 12 p.m.
Mon. July 18, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Tues. July 19, 2016 – 2 p.m. (1/2 price)
Thurs. July 21, 2016 – 2:30 p.m.
Fri. July 22, 2016 – 10 p.m.
Sat. July 23, 2016 – 4 p.m.