'Fire and Ash' is a confluence of three art forms - music, dance and theatre. The theme focuses on the destruction of negative forces and rejuvenation of positive energies. Conceived and directed by Gowri Ramnarayan, playwright, theatre director and founder of the theatre group JustUs Repertory . FIRE AND ASH transforms an ancient myth into a contemporary metaphor. Blending dance (Bharatanatyam), Indian classical and folk music, theatre and poetry, this performance celebrates Siva as the image of primordial creativity and cosmic energy. Inspired by the poems of iconic Indian poets in different Indian languages – Kalidasa (Sanskrit), Appar, Muthutandavar (Tamil), Akka Mahadevi (Kannada), Shahaji Raja (Telugu) Surdas (Hindi) and Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali), the script treats prehistoric archetype Siva as a contemporary metaphor to make sense of the world in which we live. Live music by Savita Narasimhan and dance by Anjana Anand
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
Dell Fine Arts Center, St.Andrew Episcopal School
5901 SW Parkway, Austin Tx 78735
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts
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