JHARKHAND, India – (June 28, 2016) — Christie® technology helped transform the hillside of Kanke Dam in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district into a canvas for a fascinating light show that pays tribute to one of India’s most honored folk heroes, Birsa Munda, who spearheaded the “Ulgulaan” movement that rose against British rule in the 19th century.
The 40-minute projection mapping show, titled “Dharti Aaba,” is commissioned by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and presented by Christie’s India partner Tricolor India Schauspiel, which was responsible for several well-known projection mapping projects in India such as Dhauli Shanti Stupa in Bhubaneswar, and Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial Park in Delhi. The show recounts the exploits of Birsa Munda and his valiant fight against the British colonizers to attain freedom – making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. His achievements were even more remarkable considering he passed away at age 25.
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