Viva Kultura presents The Ramayana
The Ramayana is an evening of dance, musical theater, martial arts, live music, and spoken word poetry. Viva Kultura is an internationally acclaimed performing arts group that aims to probe the most universal and intimate of human emotions: love, joy, belonging, as they are expressed in cultures from around the world. Artists from 15 different countries display their multifaceted identities through an array of art forms such as ballet, classical Indian dance, hip-hop, jazz, folk music, and poetry.
Viva Kultura draws from the ancient traditions and text of the world to inspire audiences to tap into their own sacred sense of self. The two-hour special will encompass a variety of art forms ranging from martial arts through dance and live music to the crown jewel of their latest production, a modern take on the epic tale, The Ramayana. From the campfires of Bali to the dessert of Rajasthan, this story has been told for generations. Viva Kultura brings it to the main stage through a stunning performance that has never been seen before. Exploring the epic through the eyes of the hero’s brother Lakshman, artists perform, wordless whilst the storyteller engulfs the audience with plights of the tale, via the staggering vocabulary of his saxophone.