Composer & lyricist cabaret + live talkback*
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In collaboration with Arizona State University’s Music Theatre and Opera Department
Music and Lyrics by Vaibu Mohan and Raiah Rofsky
Musical Direction by Greg Paladino
NAYIKA is a new interpretation of an old story based on the Indian art and dance concept of the Ashtanayikas (Eight Heroines). These female characters have been immortalized through paintings, songs, and dance pieces. But they have always been seen through the eyes of men seeking to package them into eight perfect boxes. No more. Nayika seeks to bring these women into the spotlight and showcase them as who they are: three dimensional characters full of passion, desire, lust, sadness, rage, and everything in between. With an eclectic score that moves from disco to musical theatre to Indian classical with ease, Nayika pays homage to the women who inhabited these stories before us and investigates the many faces of modern femininity.
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