Epic Women of Ramayana is conceived as one hour and twenty-minute long production that seamlessly intertwines dance and narration. The dance itself incorporates four Indian Classical styles – Odissi, Kathak, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi. It is, in essence, the retelling of the Ramayana both from an important perspective and in its universality.
Four women of the Ramayana – Sita, Kaikeyi, Surpanakha and Mandodari – each narrates her story, from her individual and deeply personal point of view. Each of their stories reflects the composite nature, conflicts and compulsions of a woman as well as her inherent strength and claim to dignity and respect.
- The concept and artistic director : Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar
- Duration : 1 hour 25 minutes on recorded music