February 27-28, 2020 in San Jose Performance Center, San Jose, CA.
April 20-21, 2018 in Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX.
Sukanya Chakrabarti, Narration
Performed by Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh. Written and directed by award-winning playwright Matthew Spangler. Original live score by Musical Director Salar Nader.
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All Event photographs taken by Lynn Lane
Combining South Asian classical dance, live music, multimedia, and theater, The Forgotten Empress is a dynamic dance drama based on the life of Empress Noor Jahan. The performance will explore her influence in 16th century Mughal India, and how she maintained power in a male-dominated empire, only to be almost forgotten in the latter years of her life and in death.
Acclaimed kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, director Matthew Spangler, and musical director Salar Nader, along with their team of world-class musicians and actors, deliver the spectrum of emotions, relationships and occurrences surrounding this powerful woman.