Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dr Jose Periera shares knowledge of ‘khell’

Dr Jose Periera shares knowledge of ‘khell’

Published on: July 30, 2010 - 23:36

A rare archival collection on Khell by Goa’s foremost intellectual Dr Jose Periera was read out to a discerning lot. Dr Jose Periera used to write a long time ago, musical plays that were performed in the villages.
The enthusiast at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim got the opportunity to listen to this rare collection.
The story of ‘Konk Mauxi’ narrated from his collection is no longer available in the archives. Associate professor at the Goa University, Dr Rafael Fernandes while introducing the guest said that Dr Jose Periera was a man of great intellectual.
Dr Periera later spoke of what drove him to collect khell tiatrs. He points out to an incident when he heard the drum beating and feeling its vibrations in his body. This somehow encouraged him to interact with the Khell performers. The chance of talking to the performers gave him an insight into what ‘Khell’; the Goan drama was all about.

Such archival collection of tiatrs can be carried forward and preserved by performing, said Dr Pereira. Actors for ‘Khell’ dress in costumes of a horse tied to their body enact it, said Dr Pereira. He said this culture survived until it was taken over by the now sophisticated tiatrs. Mr Fernandes said that in order to preserve the rare archives, it could be converted into film too.

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