Yashodhara – An Indian Fusion of Theater, Dance, and Music on May 3, 2014, 7:30pm
Gautama Buddha, the Shakya prince, became a world leader. Yashodhara, his wife, remains in the shadows. Yashodhara, a dance theatre production by JustUs Repertory, illuminates her plight—a single mother deserted by her husband.
Grief impels Yashodhara to search for answers that she cannot find within the palace walls. Her inner evolution explores a poignant, powerful story of human loss, sorrow, and transcendence. Using Hindi, Pali, and English narration, this experimental, multi-genre production fuses the classical and contemporary to showcase the diversity of India’s living traditions and cultures.
Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004. For more info click here
Sarpa Sutra – An Indian Fusion of Theater, Dance, and Music on May 4, 2014, 2:00pm
Sarpa Sutra (SerpentSpeak) brings together theatre, dance, and music in an allegorical revenge cycle that mirrors our lives and times.
Urged by the fire god Agni, superhero Arjuna destroys the Khandava forest, destroying serpent king Takshaka’s wife and the entire kingdom. Takshaka in turn kills Arjuna’s grandson, Parikshit. In a colossal sacrifice, Parikshit’s grandson Janamejaya destroys the whole race of snakes.
Throughout, serpent woman Jaratkaru urges her son Astika to stop the genocide. Can Astika save the planet?