Skip to consent to cookiesSkip navigation
Loading Events
Ashwaty Chennat by Sarah Gaglione
Oct8
Theatre & Performing Arts

Diwali: The Story of Ram


Diwali: The Story of Ram is a family-friendly performance program combining dance, music, and the 17th century art of Mewar, a region in India. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, this spectacle represents Mandala’s interpretation of the ancient epic Ramayana, a classic tale that spans across cultures, producing a multidimensional performance work that combines contemporary culture and mythology. The tale of Ram, his beloved wife Sita, and his brother Lakshman exiled in the forest—at odds with the brilliant king Ravana—weaves together the multiculturalism of South Asia. Diwali: The Story of Ram features the Mandala Ensemble of dancers, joined by world-renowned Manganiyar musicians, who perform with traditional string and percussion instruments. In a new element this year, the performance includes a digitally animated backdrop of paintings by the artist Sahib Din, commissioned by the King of Udaipur (historically known as Mewar) to illustrate the sixth book of Ramayana. Sahib Din was a distinguished miniature artist whose work essentially standardized the Mewar school of painting.


Learn more about the area

Venue
Neighborhood
loop
Loop

This city center is home to some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions and architecture.

Learn more about the area

Venue
Neighborhood
loop
Loop

This city center is home to some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions and architecture.

bean-night

Explore hotels, flights, deals, and more

Plan your trip

Expedia
Expedia
Expedia
Expedia

CTA Newsletter

Chicago Newsletter

Stay in the know

Sign up

OVG22_enews_cover-v2

Visitors Guide

Start planning today

Get the guide

Your Favorites

Made with  in Chicago