“Drawn from theatre, dance, music and poetry, this was a collage where images of the young and beautiful princess nudged shoulders with the lament of a gracious queen, where a lusty demoness bemoaned her fate alongside a soliloquy by the wife of an ascetic. The production, a brainchild of the multi-faceted Gowri Ramnarayan, cast an analytical light on the traditional model where Sita is ever obedient and docile.”
-Vidya Saranyan, THE HINDU
Kalapriya presents AHAM SITA: I am Sita. A blend of poetry, music, dance and theatre!
Conceived and directed by Gowri Ramnarayana, Dance and Choreography:
Vidhya Subramaniam, A Justus Repertory Production from India.
Sita – a powerful metaphor in Indian culture, is revered as the perfect wife, steadfastly faithful to her husband Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. A blend of dance, music, poetry and the spoken word, Aham Sita, frames 5 crucial moments in the life of this epic woman. As Sita tells her story, we also hear voices of other women from the Ramayana, Urmila, Ahalya, Mandodari, counterpointing Sita’s saga.
6pm, Assembly Hall in International House on University of Chicago campus,
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago