In case you are a theatre enthusiast, then here is a gig you just cannot miss! Catch the performance of The Legend of Ila – A Story In A Song at India Habitat Center on Tuesday 23rd October, and be ready to be blown away!
The Legend of Ila is a Subhadra Kamath, Adhiraj Mustafi and Anant Dayal starrer musical, which is a fascinating tale from the dusty pages of the Puranas.
The protagonist, Ila at different points in time, lives either as a woman or man. This musical retelling of the legend explores the wonder and the absurdity of it all: the story, the character, and our own notions of gender.
Oral traditions from the world over have often used music as an integral device of storytelling. With this as inspiration, the tale is almost entirely performed in song. In the process, this performance has evolved into an excitingly complex musical exploration of gender fluidity and queerness.
Ultimately, seen through the lens of gender or against the larger cultural framework of Hindu tradition, the performance seeks to celebrate the spirit of doubt, of wonder and of inclusiveness in ways that are whimsical, quirky, & unsettling.
So, head over to India Habitat Center, this Tuesday to witness magnificence personified!
When | 23rd October
Where | India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road
Timings | 7:00 pm onwards