Saturday, October 29, 2016

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose premieres “Vaanara Leela—Monkeys in the Ramayana,” November 12 and 13

The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose premieres ““Vaanara Leela—Monkeys in the Ramayana,” on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13.

The Ramayana, one of two major Sanskrit epics from Hindu mythology, follows the journey of Prince Rama, who finds himself in the forest with a group of monkeys. To help find his kidnapped wife, Sita, the prince turns to the Hanuman, the monkey warrior, and Sugreeva, the king of the monkey army. This production is performed from the perspective of the monkeys and follows their expedition to find Sita. 

With an original score by Asha Ramesh, direction by Mythili Kumar and Rasika Kumar and choreography by Mythili Kumar, Rasika Kumar,  Malavika Kumar and Anjana Da, it features 
Rasika Kumar as Hanumān. Fellow dancers include Malavika Kumar, Sindhu Natarajan, Anjana Dasu, Pooja Sohoni, Supriya Kalamandalam and more.

7 p.m., Saturday, November 12 and 4 p.m., Sunday, November 13. 
Tickets: $50 VIP seating; $30 preferred seating; $65 family of four; $20 general admission and $15 students and seniors. Free for Friends of Abhinaya.

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. (408) 871-5959,

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