The Mahabharata - A 5 year project
Bringing a 2000 year old text to life through music and dance
The time is now
To overcome cultural bias, one must empathize with "the other": our art, our heritage.
To embolden cultural pride, we tell our stories from new perspectives and in new mediums.
To foster cultural respect, we seek out those who will listen.
This is the Mahabharata
The largest epic in the world covers concepts of caste, gender, humanity, in ways we could not fathom.
Of the 5-6 renditions of the Mahabharata floating out there, and 3 major translations, this is one of the biggest works a team of storytellers can take on in their life. Many give up trying to understand the magnitude of what is covered. And the Navatman team is taking it on, providing:
New interpretations of the oft told story.
Unexplored or quiet connections of gender, equality, caste.
Creating empathy in the world around us.
Expanding perspective for the next generation.
Representing cultural spaces of music and dance from the diaspora into the European world.
3 translations researched
7+ adaptations read
Thousands of person-hours
The Mahabharata translated to film and to theater by Navatman.
With an artistic team having decades of experience, advisors from various academic standpoints, and a range of artists from all over the country, the Navatman team is putting together a 3-part series that you won’t want to miss.
Where we are with the project
¨ Part 2 (Stage): Planned for release Fall 2022.
¨ Part 3 (Stage): TBD.
Date: Saturday, May 8th 2021
Time: 6:00PM EST - 7:30PM EST
Price: $75 early bird, $90 post May 1st
We invite you to Navatman’s Darbar 2021 - an online salon - to be the first few to discover the immense and poignant philosophies that color the Mahabharata, and get a glimpse of Navatman’s expertise firsthand: the ability to translate and weed through the various philosophies held within texts, bring together art forms from across India, and weave together a singular story that will impact generations to come.
Meet the actors, director, see how we
train, and learn how all of our work will all come together for one of the few
films that tells the Mahabharata from start to finish! This salon will also
feature first-look performances and is an opportunity to raise funds towards
Your ticket comes with a complimentary cocktail kit* shipped to your door!
Click on "Buy tickets to salon" to join!
NAVATMAN NEEDS $35,000 BEFORE WE BEGIN FILMING THIS JUNE.
Check out the sponsorship options above - become a producer, or get exclusive deals and discounts starting at just $5. Play your part in inspiring the next generation with the largest epic in the world!
*Okay, 70,000+ verses.
*Cocktail kit doesn't include alcohol.