Bahu-Beti-Biwi Show

Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife) <
WHEN: Thursday February 6th, 2014 7:30pm
WHERE: Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, (310) 286-0553

From the press release:
Bahu-Beti-Biwi is a powerful work at the intersection of traditional Indian and contemporary Western cultures.  The 50-minute performance mines Gandhi’s own life in a commentary on the traditional roles of Indian women. 

“When I first saw this very special performance, I immediately knew I had to present it at our venue,” says Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director Pierre Leloup, “Sheetal single-handedly fuses live percussive vocalizations, hip hop, humor, and more with her own personal experience, to create an unforgettable family of female characters.”

“Audiences have been surprised at how funny the work is, given how serious the subject matter is,” says Gandhi, “Humor is a great way to access deep emotions – it’s a powerful survival mechanism.”

"…the fact that I was completely mesmerized for the 50 minutes of Sheetal Gandhi's "Bahu- Beti-Biwi" ("Daughter- in-law, Daughter, Wife") at the Florida Dance Festival in Tampa is a tribute to the power and ingenuity of this physically diminutive but artistically oversized talent”.

The original score for the work, created by Joseph Trapanese <>  in collaboration with Gandhi, breaks down traditional folk song structures for very contemporary results.  Gandhi and Trapanese met when they were both graduate students at UCLA.  A producer of music for films, television, theater, and concerts, Trapanese is perhaps best known for his soundtrack collaborations with Daft Punk (Tron: Legacy), Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park (The Raid), M83 (Hurry Up, We're Dreaming and Oblivion), and Moby (“Extreme Ways” from The Bourne Legacy).  Alongside Daniel Licht, he also produced and orchestrated the scores for seasons 3 and 4 of Showtime’s original series Dexter, and provided orchestrations for seasons 5 and 6.  Trapanese’s music for the stage has been described as “precise and evocative” by the New York Times.

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