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Jayanthi Raman’s PANCHATANTRA: Folk tales of India


Featuring Jayanthi Raman

When: May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Location: Dolores Winningstad Theater (PCPA)

Event Type: Dance Performance

Indian Dance Theater production by 30 Dancers in an enchanting production

Jayanthi Raman’s PANCHATANTRA: Indian dance theater: Leaping monkeys, beautiful peacocks, elegant swans, crocodiles and dancing snakes fill the stage as spectacular choreography combines with beautiful music and hilarious English dialogues in this dance theater production based on India’s 2500 year old fables.
One evening only. 35 dancers in one spectacular performance, enjoyable for all ages, especially children!

Jayanthi Raman presents a magical evening of Indian dance and theater through Panchatantra is collection of Folk tales from India. The collective stories of Panchatantra are one of the most ancient stories told in India similar to Aesop’s tales with morals. Animals, birds, humans all come alive in an enchanting evening of colorful costuming, dance, music and lighting.

Come see authentic Indian dancing by Northwest’s foremost exponent and choreographer of Indian dance with stunning cast of professionals and her own students.
Raman is 2015 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commissions’ Individual Artist Fellowship Award.

The Panchatantra is a legendary collection of originally Indian animal fables in verse and prose. The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written 2500 years ago by a great scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. According to some scholars of the Indo-European languages, the Panchatantra is the oldest collection of Indian fables surviving.

This production takes on three popular stories from the Panchatantra, with English narration by a Sutradhara (from Natya Sastra’s tradition of a dance theater), colorful Indian costuming and 35 dancers bring to life the story in a beautiful dance theater production…. Mix of instrumental and lyrical music bring the characters alive by the cast of professional dancers and students led by Jayanthi Raman.

FREE for RASIKA 2014-15 and 2015 annual members/donors. Renew your membership and attend concerts free for 2015 year.

Tickets: $20/ $24 & $28 (Service fee additional at PCPA). $5 early bird discount till April 15th.


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Sponsored by: This project is supported by Individual Artist project grant for Jayanthi Raman from RACC, Portland.

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