22nd March 2017
Ganapati Adishakti (Theatre – Dance – Music)
Madhyavarti at 19:00, 70 minutes (Ticketed)

This production emerged from a grant made by the India
Foundation for the Arts to Adishakti on the topic Rhythm
as a Text in Koodiyattam and Contemporary Theatre.

The performance, is an interpretation of the birth stories related to the myths of Ganapati, the elephant headed god from the Puranic cycle and Martanda, from the Vedic cycle. It is structured in a recurring cycle of creation, celebration, destruction and return, which parallel’s the motif of these birth stories. The return is suggested by a re-telling of the myth repeatedly and from different points of view. The aim is to allow its main concern, that of creations and creativity, to be interpreted at a variety of different levels.


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