What does a Nalamdana performance entail?
Young men and shy girls still cluster around the actors, reluctant to let them go. They invite them to come to their houses and want to talk to them more to get as much information as possible. The Nalamdana team promises to visit them the next day to have an informal discussion or sometimes to hold a workshop on any given health issue. Many of the Nalamdana actors are trained counsellors and evaluators. Some of them come from communities similar to the ones in which they perform. This helps the group to effectively understand and address subtle beliefs and practices.
The show inevitably ends with the team being invited to come back again. High quality entertainment that respects the audience's taste and standards is a powerful vehicle that has served Nalamdana well in getting the message across.
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