Uma Dogra, a leading Kathak exponent, along with her troupe members Ranjana Gauhar (Odissi), Gopika Varma (Mohiniyattam) and Deepika Reddy(Kuchipudi) will be performing Tejasa – Women of Ramayana.
Tejasa – Women of Ramayana is a 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. The content is drawn from the main texts of the Ramayana and enriched by the innumerable local variations of the great epic.