Facets of the mythological character, Ravana, from the Ramayana....
music samar grewal
lights rajesh singh
performed and directed maya krishna rao
First performed Feb. 19, 2011
This is a piece inspired by a short story, Khol Do, written by the famous Saadat Hasan Manto.‘Khol Do’ is set in the violence and turmoil that accompanied the break up of India and the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
A father has lost his daughter somewhere in the crowds of fleeing people on a railway platform. All he has left of her is her veil. For him the search for his daughter is so intense, so deep that he begins to find her, bit by bit, in his own body.
This is a piece exclusively in movement, with no text.The body expresses, in fragments, the atmosphere on the railway platform, the anxiety of the father, the restless search, the daughter, the rape, and finally a still portrait of the daughter - a girl, lost in the crowd, one among us.
First performed Dec. 1993
Sound design Vikram Joglekar, Gavin O'Shea, Ashim Ghosh
Costume Tara Rao
Created and performed by Maya Krishna Rao