One of the unsung heroes of the Indian epic Ramayana is the army of monkeys from the land of Kishkindha that helped King Ram win his war against the demon king Ravana. But before these simian soldiers followed him into war, the ruler of Kishkindha, king Bali commanded them all.
A meditation on justice, ethics, and morality, Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the crucial events surrounding the murder of king Bali, which helped Rama to ally himself with the army.
Through a seamless transition from the epic to every day, Adishakti's Bali explores the notion of right and wrong in this tale of brotherhood and revenge.
Adishakti’s brand of contemporary theatre is known for its visual spectacle and moments of intense emotions. Its hallmark style has evolved over years of research to include traditional performance forms and the martial art practice of kalaripayattu. Written and directed by long-time company member Nimmy Raphel, this production incorporates elements of Indian wrestling gusti.