A Woman’s Mind – a live dance-music-storytelling performance based on the Indian mythology.
Ahalya was created by the deity Brahma as an impossibly beautiful woman. A besotted Indra seduces her in the guise of Gautama, her husband. Although Ahalya sees through his deception, she chooses to submit to her passions, only to face its dire consequences.
Created and performed by Shereen Saif in collaboration with award-winning Welsh storyteller and director Michael Harvey and musicians Jogiraj Sikidar and Prashant Yeware, the show interweaves classical dance and music with contemporary storytelling to spotlight a woman who was deviant from the cultural image that was construed for women of her times.
Through a retelling of this ancient myth of Ahalya, the production explores traditional values in a modern world through the themes of love and loyalty, marriage and morals, desire and deceit, rage, revenge and repentance.