I will be performing in the upcoming "Mind the Gap" choreographer showcase!
March 28, 2023 at 7:30pm CST
Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston
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“Snowy Silver Elephant” and “Hansadhwani: Voice of the Swan” tell the story of Siddhartha, the prince who later became known as the Buddha. Get transported to the beauty and wonder of his birth and childhood through dance, drama, and poetry.
Along the way, we'll also meet a snowy-silver elephant and a magnificent swan!
“Snowy Silver Elephant”
On a full moon night, Queen Mayadevi dreams of a snowy-silver elephant with six tusks who offers her a brilliant pink lotus flower. She wakes up wondering about the meaning of her dream and a sage responds that the Queen will give birth to a son with the choice of two paths: he will either stay in the palace and become a king, or leave and become an enlightened being. Ten months later, while holding the branch of a sal tree, the Queen gives birth to a radiant baby. He was named 'Siddhartha.'
“Hansadhwani: Voice of the Swan”
In the palace gardens, Prince Siddhartha sees a wounded swan fall from the sky and wants to help her. His cousin Devadatta, who shot the swan, claims ownership of her. Now, the two boys are faced with the question, “Who does the swan belong to?”