Moonlight Trysts Studies On Ancient Legends And Plays

Review of the dance performance "Moonlight trysts" by Kamara, studies on ancient legends and plays.

This review explores the play's intricacies.

Briefly, Moonligyht Trysts is a four act play based on one the legends of Sivanah, also known as the "Seventh Veil".

The play opens with Sivanah using the form of a beautiful lady musing in an absent minded manner towards the audience of how she walks the world with wild abandon. It quickly moves to a veritable nonsensical soliloquy which is one of the prime pieces of the play. If focused on, it seems nonsensical but if one lets one's mind wander vaguely whilst watching the performance, one would be able to feel the loneliness that Sivanah has as she wonders about the emotions of humans. This is a brilliant move by the playright to bring back any viewers which may not be completely into the play, letting them into a piece of knowledge that the rest will discover later on.

The play details the events of folklore regarding Sivanah meeting a human male and discovering love. Its light nature and humour filled script belies a deeper question to the viewers on the subject of trickery.

In this case Sivanah's attempts to get Saenis' love without her godly powers or her very trickster nature as she competes with four other suitors, each one more devious than the next.

Will Sivanah manage to get Saenis to fall for her? Most viewers will already know the ending however they will still be found holding their breath as the story progresses. An applause to the playwright.

As the play progresses, lines are cheekily spread out amongst the other characters. Outlining falsehoods and lies in love.

The wonders of magic further expand the play's value in one of its most iconic scenes. In the final dance as Sivanah performs hand in hand with Saenis, from the left side of the stage to the right, aging right in front of the viewers eyes as they do, the backdrop changing seasons, scenes and landscapes till the fateful ending with both of them old and ready to die together.

As the curtains draw to a close and Saenis dies. Savenis dances back to the youthful maiden at the start of the play, leaving the viewers with a smirk and a line that will long linger in the minds of anyone watching.

"I loved him with all of me… but who am I?" She then walks out of the stage changing into her different forms as she does so. Then from backstage the words, lacking passion "He never truly knew either."

Certainly not a simple play except for the most advanced troupes. However it will certainly not fail to please if executed well.

''A note at the bottom in red''
wonderful writing but its for the wrong class Kamara, I asked you for an unbiased analytical study of the play! A 'study' not a 'review', I'll give you another chance to write it again, you can't afford to fail my class you know.