South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal

Snake and Ladder

San Jose, Feb 2019

Produced by: Navarasa Dance Company

Presented by: EnActe Arts

Choreography and Direction: Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

Script and Concept Development: S M Raju

Music: Isaac Thomas Kottukapally

Video Design: S M Raju and Bharat

Set: Anil Natyaveda and Aparna Sindhoor

Costumes: Miranda Guirleo

Costume Support: Sonia Bologa, Smita Radhakrishnan, Aparna Sindhoor, Leah Vincent

Stage Manager and Lights: Byran Clements

Dramatugical Support: Shishir Kurup

The Warrior Prince has returned from war suffering from PTSD.

Death arrives, to take his life and that of a traveling artist. The Prince challenges Death to a game of Snake and Ladder so he can stay alive to do some good in the world.

Will he succeed? Will Death allow him to heal and to heal others?

A unique interpretation of a childhood game we all remember playing!

Los Angeles based Navarasa Dance Theatre’s revivalist work on Kalarippayettu has been seen by audiences across the US in places like the Lincoln Centre, and in other countries like Canada and India. Snake and Ladder is a uniquely different theatrical experience of exceptional actors, dancers and aerialists using a myriad dance forms ranging from Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Martial Arts Kalarippeyattu, folk dance, modern dance, aerial acrobatics, yoga and other exciting movement vocabularies from South Asia. Bay Area audiences will experience this fluid storytelling-in-motion for the very first time.

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