Dancers are the messengers of the gods. - Martha Graham
Natyalaya

Meera

Indian Dance Endeavor of Austin 
Presents

Meera
the way of the storm

January 13, 2024, 5 pm
January 14, 2024, 2 pm

Tickets: $20 adult, $15 student, $60 family (admit 4)
Klett Performing Arts Center, Georgetown, TX 
2211 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Meera Bai, a princess of yore, gave her heart to Lord Krishna when she was but a child. She devoted her life to the Lord, seeking to be one with the divine, and breaking many social norms for her love. She refused to conform to the expectations of royal women, wives, and widows, instead following her heart. In her time, she was an outcast, yet today we know her as a trail blazer and social reformer. She produced incredible art, built a strong following, and did not hesitate to call out powerful men who took advantage of uneducated commoners. A poetess, a singer, a devotee dedicated to Krishna… and above all a woman of strength who dared to live life on her own terms… Meera Bai chose the way of the storm.

Based on the play by: Usha Akella
Directed by: Kanaka Sathasivan and Anu Nistala
Executive Producers: Vinitha Subramanian and Priya Subramony
Music and background score: Mahesh Mahadev
Singer: Dr. Priyadarshini

Producers: Kanaka Sathasivan and Anu Nistala
Choreographers: Vinitha Subramanian, Mumal Joshi, Sweety Agarwal, and Swati Kapoor
Costumes and Props: Mumal Joshi, Sonia Nimavat and Anu Nistala
Indian music track: PM Audios & Entertainments
Sound engineering: Prism Recording Studios, Tune Hub Studios
English music track: Tune Hub Studio
Studio recordings: Hemanth Bhagawatula and Jayeeta Dasmunshi

This project has been financed in whole or in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

Supported by: Natyalaya School of Dance, Natya Sabhai Arts, Austin Nautanki, Wings School of Arts