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"The Flowering Tree"

  • Lafayette High School 17050 Clayton Road Wildwood, MO, 63011 United States (map)

The Flowering Tree is an original Natya Dance Theatre evening-length work performed with English narration.

The Flowering Tree is the story of Kumudha and her sisters, who are shunned by their village for being poor. The gods send the girls a special mantra that turns Kumudha into a tree that gives the most fragrant and beautiful flowers on earth. As long as the sisters collect only the flowers that fell naturally from the tree, they could sell the blooms at the market. And until the people around her treat Kumudha’s tree form with the reverence nature deserves, she would be not be returned to her human form. Can the villagers respect the blossoms of this flowering tree while reaping her rewards? Can the delicate balance between nature and human society be restored?

This message of conservation and the preservation of nature unfolds through a spectacular combination of Bharata Natyam, live classical Indian and jazz music, and storytelling. Rich in costume, color, and sound, The Flowering Tree is a performance for all generations.

Ticket prices are:
$25 VIP
$15 General admission
$5 Children under 14

To reserve through Abhinaya St. Louis, please email with your name, the number of tickets needed, and the ticket denomination (VIP, general admission, children’s). Tickets will be held under your name at the door to be paid for onsite.

Earlier Event: October 11
Vijayadasimi Day
Later Event: November 19
Annual Day 2016