IFA@Mumbai: Akshayambara | February 24, 2016 | G5A

India Foundation for the Arts
in association with
G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture
invites you to a performance of
'Akshayambara': A theatrical exploration of gender in Yakshagana
Duration: 90 min | Language: Kannada with supertitles in English
Wednesday | 7:30 PM | February 24, 2016 | G5A
G5A Laxmi Mills Compound, Off Dr. E Moses Road, Mumbai 400 011
Contact: +91 22 2490 9393-94

Join us for a performance of 'Akshayambara' by Dramanon, Bangalore, directed by Sharanya Ramprakash, IFA grantee and theatre practitioner. 'Akshayambara' is an experimental play that uses both modern theatrical tools and the dance drama form of Yakshagana, to create a contemporary narrative that raises questions on female representation and male ownership. Drawing from research and personal experience, the performance imagines a reversal of roles in the popular Yakshagana plot of 'Draupadi Vastrapaharana'. The play seeks to explore the conflicts around tradition, gender, power, and morality inherent in the form of Yakshagana.

The play premiered at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival, 2015 and has been nominated under several categories in the upcoming Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2016.

Please do note that entry to the performance is free, but an RSVP is required.
To RSVP, please contact menaka@indiaifa.org

Sharanya received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under its Arts Practice programme, with part support from Voltas Limited.

Grant showcases of India Foundation for the Arts in Mumbai are supported by the Bajaj Group.

Photo courtesy: Suresh Babu