Multi-media Dance-drama based on the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh
The creation retells parts of the Gilgamesh epic, the earliest written story, using South Asian dance techniques,
masks and projected backdrops. It concentrates on Gilgamesh's relationship with the Goddess Ishtar, his hubris and his ultimate acceptance of the human condition.
There is much in the story that relates to modern concerns, especially the felling of the cedars of Lebanon.
God and Goddesses were prominent in both ancient Mesapotamia and India.
Even today in India stories about the Gods and Goddesses appear in the classical dance repertoire.
The characters are frequently archetypes. Art was, and still can be a sacred activity.
This dance-theatre piece includes the use of music, masks, common motifs in costumes
and jewellery and a narrator/commentator.