The Game

at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film

Witness six different perspectives on a single violent incident that occurs to Draupadi, the iconic woman at the heart of The Mahabharata. Through a combination of beautiful Indian dance and poetic writing, The Game is the story of a woman who resists attempts to silence her – as relevant today as in centuries past.

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by Shyamala Dakshinamurti and Sowmya Dakshinamurti
Directed by Cherissa Richards*
A co-production between Manohar Performing Arts of Canada and Sarasvati Productions

Witness six different perspectives on a single violent incident that occurs to Draupadi, the iconic woman at the heart of The Mahabharata. Through a combination of beautiful Indian dance and poetic writing, The Game is the story of a woman who resists attempts to silence her – as relevant today as in centuries past.

Choreographers: Shyamala Dakshinamurti, Sowmya Dakshinamurti, Manohar company collective
Costume/Set Design: Joseph Abetria
Music Soundscape/Dance Costumes: Manohar Performing Arts
Sound Design: Colin Wiens
Wardrobe/Props Coordinator: Tamera Grace Friesen
Stage Manager: Jillian Boersch
Contact Improv Coach / Fight Choreographer: Liz Cooper

Cast:
Elena Anciro* | Ntara M K Curry* | Melissa Langdon |
Saira Rahman | Anaka Sandhu | Melanie Whyte*

Lead Dancers:
Shyamala Dakshinamurti | Sowmya Dakshinamurti |
Shalaka Godse | Monica Sharma | Shivani Sharma

Supporting Dancers:
Anju Aravind (courtesy of BRT Academy of Dance) | Sahana Kandeepan (courtesy of BRT Academy of Dance) | Thilini Livera | Matsya Thulasiram (guest artist, India School of Dance, Music, and Theatre)

 

* The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.

Additional Information

Times

Sunday, September 16, 2018 • 7 PM, Monday, September 17, 2018 • 9 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018 • 4 PM