School-Time Performance: Uttar-Priyadarshi

October 26, 2000

Alternate Title Generation BAM Performance: Uttar-Priyadarshi (The Final Beatitude): Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre of Manipur (India)
Production Language Manipuri
Country of Origin India
Description 9th - 12th grade. Where else but at BAM can your students see the powerful work of one of the most respected directors in the world, Ratan Thiyam? A spectacular epic of war and peace, Uttar-Priyadarshi traces the journey of the Buddhist Ashoka, a 2nd-century BC emperor, whose martial victory leads him to spiritual deliverance. The play's mesmerizing tapestry of percussion, stylized movement, vivid imagery, and poetry is ideal for students studying different forms of Asian culture, societies at war, and world religions. Performed in Manipuri with English subtitles.
Identifier 2000f.00711