The 2015 COMA Executive Committee is excited to bring eminent actress and dancer Shobana and her team of highly talented performing artists to Central Ohio to present the dance drama Krishna, conceived and choreographed by Shobana herself.
The role of Krishna is played by Shobhana who is accompanied by a group of 16 artists including her daughter Narayani. The design of Krishna does not follow conventional patterns. Instead, it is a symphony of various dance forms ranging from ancient classical forms to Bollywood dance. The background design of the performance provides the majestic ambiance of Mathura, Brindavan, and Kuruskhetra.
Though the story of Krishna has been told in several languages, this is the first full-fledged song and dance performance on Krishna entirely in English. Popular film songs composed by the illustrious music director, A R Rahman forms the musical theme of the dance drama. The sound mixing is done by the Oscar winner Rasool Pookkutty. The voice of the characters are rendered by some of the best known film actors from India including Surya Sivakumar for Arjuna, Konkana Sen for Radha, Shabana Azmi for Gandhari, and Shobhana for Draupadi. Actors such as Andrea Jeremiah, Sukumari, Prabhu, and Radha lend their voice to the other characters in Krishna.
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A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit charity that aims to honor and empower our wounded veterans. See their website for more details.