Mahabharata at The Barbican


Project Description

The Bagri Foundation is proud to support a visual stunning retelling of the Sanskrit epic tale Mahabharata at The Barbican.

A contemporary take on a story that is over four thousand years old and foundational to Indian culture, this tale of a family feud is an exploration of profound philosophical and spiritual ideas that are more relevant than ever. 

This large-scale retelling is told in two parts bridged by an optional traditional Indian meal and storytelling session (Khana & Kahani) . Throughout the experience, the production undergoes an evolution in storytelling, from the most ancient and intimate to a contemporary and technologically-integrated spectacle.

Led by an international South Asian cast, Mahabharata presents a hybrid of cultures, balancing East and West, traditional and contemporary.

Why Not Theatre is an award-winning Toronto based company that is committed to rethinking how stories are told and who gets to tell them.

About the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 700 staff work onsite.