Director Joachim Schloemer Choreography Joachim Schloemer Stage Design Masha Mazur Costume Design Nicole von Graevenitz Light Design Zuleikha Chaudhary Music Thomas Jeker Video fettFilm, Torge Moeller, Momme Hinrichs Text Johannes Ottmar, Joachim Schloemer Dancers Graham Smith, Vaishali Trivedi Cast Johanna Eiworth, Manish Chaudhari Musicians Dhruv Sangari (voc), Amjad Khan (tabla)

Guest Performances 06/2007 - Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus

the abduction of sita is a dance/music theater project conceived and directed by Joachim Schloemer. A confluence of western and Indian influences and styles, the abduction of sita takes off from the chapter in the Ramayana that speaks of Sita's abduction and goes on to explore abduction as a human experience and a social reality.

Kathak and contemporary dance interplay with video projection to create simultaneous multiple images. Text by Johannes Ottmar alternates between the light and the profound and borrows excerpts from writings of other authors and scholars. Recorded electronic music and live sufi and hindustani classical/folk music combine to form the soundscape.

A production of Mediapool, Berlin, co-produced by House of World Cultures, Berlin, Theater Freiburg, Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf and the city of Auroville near Madras/Chennai in South India. The Abduction of Sita is funded by the German Cultural Foundation, Berlin.