Arjuna’s Meditation: a play for shadow theatre
Friday 4 November 2016,
BP Lecture Theatre
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
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The gods are at a loss. How should they defeat the invulnerable Imantaka ogre king? They must turn for help to Arjuna, one of the noble Pandava brothers, who is meditating on Mount Indrakila.
This is a classic shadow theatre play about one of the great heroes of the Mahabharata epic, with shadow puppets and live gamelan music from West Java in Indonesia.
Presented by Matthew Isaac Cohen and dancers and musicians from Institut Seni Budaya Indonesia Bandung, the story involves a quest for magical power, with temptation, unbridled passion, transformation, disguise, humour, and wonder found along the way.
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