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Our Productions

Adishakti productions vividly bring together dance, movement and emotional craft, integrated into one performance language. They are all the result of intensive research into traditional arts and their reinterpretation with a contemporary aesthetic. After starting with pre-written scripts, Adishakti has been generating its own material, applying research to forge a hybrid, contemporary culture.

Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the various events that lead up to the battle between Bali and Ram, the Read more
Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Read more
Ganapati is an interpretation of the birth stories related to the myths of Ganapati, the elephant headed god from the Read more
Brhannala draws on the episode in the Mahabharata in which the exiled hero Arjuna spends one year in the guise Read more
The heroic status of Bhima depends largely on his physical prowess. Impressions of Bhima is a deconstruction of this hero. Read more
In The Tenth Head, the ten heads of Ravana become a metaphor for the tension that exists between the individual Read more
Adishakti’s The Hare and the Tortoise is a dramatic meditation on the ethical possibilities inherent in the notion of contemporaneity. Read more
One of the early experiments with finding new expressions to the text, Veenapani has explored the dance form Mayurbanj chau Read more
In this adaptation of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri, Veenapani explores the epic struggle between Savitri and Death, in which she asks Read more
The inhabitants of a town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis Read more
Here theatre itself became a brilliantly sustainable metaphor for life; the problems of identity, and ambiguity, uncertainity and death. Read more
The first play by Veenapani, Sophocles’ Oedipus marks the beginning of her entry into theatre direction. Read more
Adishakti's production 'Bhoomi' feels like a play. And it's a play within: It enamours you, courts you, takes you out Read more
Urmila is a thought-provoking play that delves into the complex ethical and gender-related issues that have been woven into the Read more
What happens when centrepiece heroes of two polar civilizations, of mythical glory, find congruency and conundrum in a liminal realm? Read more