Premiered July 15, 2000
Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, California.
Music Composition – D. S. Srivathsa. Poetry – Sage Valmiki
The concert relates the message of ‘Ramayana’ (a powerful story of good over evil) as an instrument for sharing the precious traditions of India with our audiences. ‘Ramayana’ tells the story of the courageous & heroic prince ‘Rama’ and his beautiful princess ‘Sita’. The performance depicts their adventures during their fourteen-year exile, the kidnapping of ‘Sita’, and finally, the Great War waged to recover her from the clutches of the veil demon king ‘Ravana’.
Cast – Ronald Burton, Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Praveen Kumar, Murali Mohan, Shyamala Moorty, Sathyanarayana Murthy, Emma Scioli, Kavitha Thirumalai, & Unnikrishnan
Junior Dancers – Shivani Aysola & Sara Mathews
Other Ramayana Performances:
July 16, 2000, Madrid Theatre, Canoga Park, California
August 19, 2000 – Escondido, Ca
Cast – Ronald Burton, Kamala Devam, Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Murali Mohan, Ravi Mony, Deepali Ravi, Vineela Ravva, Soumya Sundaresh, Ettumanoor Kannan, & Unnikrishnan
Junior Dancer – Shivani Aysola
December 24, 2000 – Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore, India
Cast – Poornima Gururaja, Chetan Hebbar, Neewin Hershall, Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Praveen Kumar, Praveen , Soundarya Srivathsa, Unnikrishnan, Padmini Upadhya, Aditi, Smitha, Puja & Disha
October 26, 2001 – Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Ca
Cast – Ronald Burton, Neewin Hershall, Malathi Iyengar, Lakshmi Iyengar, K. Murali Mohan, and Alia Rice