Kannagi Kovalan


Date: 7 October 2016
Venue: Drama Theatre
Ticket Price: R120.00
Times:  19h30



Kannagi Kovalan, a compelling dance drama by Sivani Chinappan, is to be staged at The Playhouse in Durban for one performance only on Friday 7 October at 7.30pm.

Kannagi Kovalan is an English adaptation of the ancient Tamil epic, Silappathikaram, or The Tale of the Anklet. The bi-lingual story focuses on the strength of women by journeying through the lives of two extraordinary characters, Kannagi and Madhavi, who suffer at the hands of fate, and society’s expectation of the ideal world and woman.

Award-winning stage and radio actress, Sivani Chinappan, takes the helm as Director and Choreographer, and hopes to inspire and encourage people, and to promote heritage language amongst the youth.

‘It’s time to listen to the voices of powerful women, and for us to acknowledge their soul power, their sakthi, as both potent and sacred. It is this potency that gave us Velliammal, Dr Gonam, Phyllis Naidu, Fatima Meer, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Amina Chachalia and Navaneetham Pillay, to mention a few,’ says Chinappan.

Principal cast members appearing in Kannagi Kovalan opposite Sivani Chinappan as Kannagi are Logasen Moodley who plays her husband, Kovalan, and Thashreiya Phillips who takes the role of Madhavi. Headed by Kisten Chinappan, the production’s supporting cast includes Sitara Moodley, Yolisha Moodley, Manimegalai Moodley, Levedhan Naidoo, Renaisia Moodley, Tammy Govender, Tamarin Govender, Yash Bridgenath and Prinolan Naiken.

Tickets cost R120 and booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at www.computicket.com. Bookings also via the Playhouse Box Office on 031-369 9540 (office hours).