Myths and mavericks at Indian Festival of Arts

Kalaa Utsavam this year shines the spotlight on mythical heroes and heroines, as well as 'superwomen' in Asian society who juggle career, housework and caring for the family

Akshayambara by Dramanon from India examines what happens when roles are reversed in a traditionally male-dominated theatre practice called yakshagana.
Akshayambara by Dramanon from India examines what happens when roles are reversed in a traditionally male-dominated theatre practice called yakshagana.PHOTO: SURESH BABU

Mythical heroes and superwomen take centre stage in the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay's annual Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts. The festival, which runs from Nov 16 to 25, features five productions inspired by Indian and urban legends.

Three of these shows are from Singaporean artists, produced or co-produced by the Esplanade.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2018, with the headline 'Myths and mavericks at Indian Festival of Arts'. Subscribe