Baala: Tale of Kanha
Choreographed by Vidushi Megha P.Rao
A joint presentation of Walton Arts Center, Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance and the Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 20, 7pm
LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
SPECIAL OFFER: Students and seniors 65+ can use promo code KHALA to get tickets for $10*
At his sister Devaki’s wedding, the evil tyrant Kamsa receives a prophecy that one of her sons would one day kill him. Over time, he kills all of her sons but the last, Krishna. Devaki’s husband Vasudeva sends Krishna away to be raised by the cowherd Nanda and his loving wife Yashoda.
Yashoda adores the young god, raising him in an atmosphere of love and honor. As he grows to manhood, Krishna has many adventures, loves many women and makes many miracles.
Krishna finally confronts his uncle Kamsa, and in an epic battle slays the one who brought so much torment to him, his family and the entire region.
Baala re-creates this timeless story with amazing music, song and dance, updated for a modern audience. The events of Krishna’s life — the fights, the romances, the miracles, the final battle — are depicted as a visual feast with spectacular staging and costumes.
Experience Baala — because we are all the heroes of our own stories!