Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha

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Friday, September 6 | 7:00 p.m.
Hindi Yakshagana, “Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha”
Fine Arts Recital Hall


The UMBC Department of Asian Studies presents the dance troupe Yaksha Manjusha performing “Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha.” “Panchavati” is a dazzling Hindi Yakshanga, a stage drama that depicts Indian epics through song, dance and dialogue. Yakshagana is a musical theatre art popular in the costal regions of Karnataka, and consists of two parts: a himmela, or background music group, and a mummela, a dance and dialogue group in colorful costumes.

Yaksha Manjusha is based in Mangalore, and is the only Yakshanga troupe to perform in Hindi. Enrolled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), they have performed in over nineteen states in India.

This event is open to all ages, and will be performed with English subtitles. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets in advance, call 410-455-2094 or email the Department of Asian Studies at[youtube=]

A flyer for this event is available here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Theatre, Dance and Music, and the Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. All profits from this event will support Asian Studies students’ study abroad.

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