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WOMEN LIBERATED 

 Sunday March 8th, 2015 Toronto


For tickets, online at: http://womenliberated.eventbrite.ca or

Call Janak Khendry Dance Company: 416-530-2889 or

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the theatre between 6:00pm and 6:45pm on the day of the performance


 

 


Press Release:

 

JANAK KHENDRY DANCE COMPANY

TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON MARCH 8th, 2015 PRESENTS

 

Women Liberated

Choreographed by Janak Khendry

 

March 8, 7:00 PM at the Betty Oliphant Theatre – 404 Jarvis Street

In celebration INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY on March 8th, 2015, Janak Khendry Dance Company proudly presents WOMEN LIBERATED.

A monumental artistic undertaking, WOMEN LIBERATED is performed by a stunning ensemble of eleven dancers who perform both Bharatanatyam and Odissi classical Indian styles, and runs one day only on March 8, 7:00 PM at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto.

 

For tickets, online at: http://womenliberated.eventbrite.ca or

Call Janak Khendry Dance Company: 416-530-2889 or

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the theatre between 6:00pm and 6:45pm on the day of the performance

 

Based on the Buddhist scripture THERIGATHA – songs of the enlightened women, this brilliantly choreographed presentation explores the Buddha’s monumental decision to allow women the right to choose the path of Nirvana – the happy state of total liberation from the cycles of life and death.  After acceptance in the Buddhist order, women were able to achieve liberation

There are records of seventy three women who had chosen the path of truth and at the time of their Liberation, spontaneously recited poems of their enlightenment. After extensive research of the ancient Buddhist scriptures, we chose six of the women, who came from different walks of life and who chose the same path, for different reasons, to achieve the same goal of Enlightenment.  Their struggles and their achievements are presented in THERIGATHA – the songs of the enlightened women. These six women represent an embodiment of the entire womanhood.

The original poems in ancient Pali language have been used, and to maintain the sanctity of the characters and the meter of the Pali poetry, the mood and the tempo suggest meditation and contemplation. The six women whose Gathas are presented, represent an embodiment of the entire womanhood. Another important aspect of this presentation is the compassionate nature of Buddha and how important his teachings have been to millions of people all over the world for two thousand five hundred years.

The presentation of WOMEN LIBERATED represents RESPECT FOR WOMEN and PEACE throughout the world.

Eleven dancers  (Janak Khendry is joined by Kavita Pathinather, Mukur De, Ishwaria Chandru, Meera Kanageswaran, Kala Vageesan, Rugsha Sivanandan, Keerthika Ravinthiran, Paromita Kar, Sinthuja Sriskandhan and Harikishan S. Nair – dance to the soul searching music created by one of India’s best composers ASHIT DESAI.


 

 

Janak Khendry Dance Company presents Women Liberated

Concept and Choreography by Janak Khendry

Costume Design by Janak Khendry

Sets and Lighting by Bradley Trenaman

Original Music by Ashit Desai

 

Performed by an ensemble of 11 including

 

Janak Khendry as Gautama/Buddha and joined by Kavita Pathinather as Yashodhora-the wife, Mukur De as Maha Pajapati-Buddha’s foster mother, Ishwaria Chandru as Sundari-the young beautiful girl, Meera Kanageswaran as Sona-the woman rejected by her family, Kala Vageesan as Ambapali-the royal court dancer, Rugsha Sivanandan as Kisagautami-the mother who faces the death of her child, Keerthika Ravinthiran as Theri (Buddhist nun/teacher),  Paromita Kar as Theri (Buddhist nun), Sinthuja Sriskandhan as Theri (Buddhist nun) and Harikishan S. Nair as Nanda - Buddha’s foster brother/the follower.

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto

Tickets: $18-$30 with special pricing for women

 

For Tickets: online at http://womenliberated.eventbrite.ca

Or call Janak Khendry Dance Company: 416-530-2889

OR in-person at the theatre between 6:00pm and 6:45pm on the day of the performance

 


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WOMEN LIBERATED will be presented on Sunday March 8th, 2015 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto Canada

 

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