Son of the Wind

“With its technical brilliance, emotional power, and reverent yet creative reinterpretation of sacred epic,
‘Son of the Wind,’…was world-class transnational dance theater that celebrated Indian performance traditions even as
it innovated within them and challenged cultural stereotypes.”

— Dr. Philip Lutgendorf, author of Hanuman’s Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey



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Concept and choreography: Seibi Lee, Rachna Nivas, and Rina Mehta
Original Score: Jayanta Banerjee
Lighting Design: Dave Robertson
100 minutes | 18 dancers | 6 musicians
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Upcoming Performances

September 7, 2019
Natyaseva Festival of Music and Dance
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA

September 14, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Previous Performances

January 19, 2019
Bhramara Festival
Royal Opera House
Mumbai, India

April 8, 2017
Green Music Center
Sonoma, CA

April 20-21, 2018
ODC Theater
San Francisco, CA

Funders

National Endowment for the Arts
California Arts Council


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About Son of the Wind
This tour-de-force kathak dance drama brings to life the hidden hero at the heart of the great Indian epic, Ramayana. Hanuman, son of the celestial female spirit, Anjana and Vayu, the mighty wind god, proves to be an integral force behind the rescuing of the kidnapped princess Sita, through his mischievous ingenuity and indomitable vigor. It is Hanuman’s actions that leads to the victory of Ram, King of Ayodha, over the arrogant and powerful King of Lanka, Ravan.

Told through dramatic storytelling, powerful movement, and exquisite costume design and lighting, this production exposes the contemporary relevance of a timeless story while capturing the hearts of all.

Cast:
Seibi Lee
Rachna Nivas
Rina Mehta
Sarah Morelli
Shefali Jain
Seema Mehta
Joanna Meinl
Cimeron Ahluwalia
Ria DasGupta
Ahana Mukherjee
Poonam Narkar
Navneet Bal
Neeraja Yadwadkar
Joya Kazi
Pranali Dhole
Nilima Dave
Sonali Toppur
Dr. Rumi DasGupta

Musical Cast:
Jayanta Banerjee, Sitar and Composer
Ben Kunin, Sarod
Vaibhav Mankad, Harmonium and Vocals
Satyaprakash Mishra, Tabla
 
Booking Information:
Anita Ranjani
Bookings Coordinator
anita@leela.dance