Performing Asia: The Forgotten Empress

Performing Asia: The Forgotten Empress

Courtesy of Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

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Past Event
$25 Members, $35 Nonmembers

Location Info:

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX  77004
713-496-9901
Combining South Asian classical dance, live music, multimedia, and theater, The Forgotten Empress is a dynamic dance drama based on the life of Empress Noor Jahan. The performance will explore her influence in 16th century Mughal India, and how she maintained power in a male-dominated empire, only to be almost forgotten in the latter years of her life and in death. Acclaimed kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, director Matthew Spangler, and musical director Salar Nader, along with their team of world-class musicians and actors, deliver the spectrum of emotions, relationships and occurrences surrounding this powerful woman. [Organizer's description]

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