The Thiruvananthapuram chapter of the YWCA make a video of tableaux depicting the necessary occasions of Holy Week and the Resurrection
When members of the YWCA, Thiruvananthapuram, determined to provide you with one thing particular for Holy Week, they had been decided to do a programme that may be totally different and but persist with the theme of Passion Week.
Every Tuesday of the month is earmarked for numerous programmes and the primary Tuesday is devoted to spiritual themes and talks. In March, the members brainstormed for a programme that would contain the members however with out violating the COVID protocol.
“I came with the idea of a series of tableaux depicting the main events leading to the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Eight scenes were designed by the team and they edited them into a video that highlights the message of Easter Sunday,” says Jaikumari Rajenesh, President of the YWCA, Thiruvananthapuram.
All the work of costuming, make-up, props and enacting the scenes had been completed by the members themselves. The making of the video, scripting and narration had been additionally taken up by the members.
While they turned to standard footage and work for six of the scenes, for the one portraying the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, they turned to Leonardo da Vinci’s well-known mural displayed within the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
“In fact, we borrowed my brother’s pet donkey for the first scene on Palm Sunday. We took his picture and then photoshopped it to make it look as if Jesus was riding on it,” says Jai. Scripted by Rani Sarah Thomas and narrated by Lizzy Thomas, 15 members participated within the tableaux. Selection of music was by Roshni George Ninan and Bianca Jones.
With a narration in Malayalam and an introduction in English, the video, The Easter Story – A Musical Tableau, will probably be launched on YouTube on April 6 and the hyperlink will probably be shared with the members.
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