Beneath The Banyan Tree is a play incorporating dance, puppets, and music. A vibrant fusion of theatre, traditional Indian (Bharatanatyam) and Western dance, movement, puppetry and music, this dynamic production for young people tells the story of Anjali, a young girl who has moved to Canada from India.
An aspiring dancer, Anjali travels between two worlds: the cold reality of trying to adjust to life in Canada and the challenge of making friends at school, and her imaginary world in which the colourful animal characters from the Indian fables of the Panchatantra come to life.
In her struggle to be proud of who she is, it is ultimately the richness of her culture, the strength of her family, and the gifts of imagination, dance and storytelling that enables Anjali to draw her ultimate strength and courage.
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West, Toronto
Performance of Beneath The Banyan Tree
and a Silent Auction
Tickets: $10 child, $25 adult
Added by insertrealname on March 25, 2006