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.
Palo Alto Networks
Jupiter Research Foundation
Institute for South Asia Studies UC Berkeley
Radio DeHottie Media Mahima