The Epic Ramayana is a beautiful and heartbreaking tale of the adventures of Prince Rama and his beloved princess Sita. Considered the first poetic work in Sanskrit, its literary, philosophical and aesthetic brilliance inspired poets, artists, and readers for two thousand years and continues to do so even today. We invite you to join us for an introductory lecture on the Ramayana, accompanied by two young artists to create an immersive experience inspired by the myth.
During the Olio, Adluri will explore the epic’s manipulation of time, narration, desire and action to demonstrate the fragility and paramount importance to ethical action. A vocal performance of a traditional classical composition by Bandlamudi and a contemporary composition and performance by Clemente helps us appreciate the universality, beauty and versatility of the story of the hero Rama.
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.