Drawing from ancient Indian folklore and mythology, Gajamukha - Temple Dance Ballet of India will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
This dance/theater production centers on the elephant-faced Hindu deity Gajamukha, who is considered the granter of prosperity and the remover of obstacles. Based on classical Indian dance styles, theater traditions and 2,000-year-old texts, the production was researched and choreographed by Jayanthi Raman, who is also the artistic director and principal dancer of the 12-member group.
Five Indian composers have contributed music for Gajamukha. These pieces are performed live in the Indian languages of Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu and accompanied by musicians on native instruments. The dances will be preceded by narrations in English.
Tickets for this performance are $34/$29/$24. Call the Lied ticket office at 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for tickets.