A stunning retelling of the story of Amba / Shikhandi ( The Mahabharata ) through the eyes of a woman abducted on her wedding day and subsequently rejected by all, which leads her to challenge notions of gender and time and to invoke the help of the gods in order to exact revenge on those who have wronged her.
Her story is told via brilliant contemporary Asian-influenced dance accompanied by music, sound and song. The costuming and lighting is elegant and spare and enhances the powerful performances which hold the audience’s attention throughout. The stage, cleverly representing time and also being used as a vehicle for dramatic percussion, is used beautifully to bring the story to life. The musicians and singers surround the main characters throughout and symbolise how society restrains and sets boundaries for individuals, sometimes to the detriment of those individuals.
The spontaneous standing ovation that the cast received was well deserved.
” Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” Ugbo proverb
Fri 22 Sep 7:30pm
Sat 23 Sep 7:30pm