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U-Ma! the elements within - 60 Mins - March 2001 - Synopsis


Commissioned exclusively for the "Woman & Peace" Colloquium held by The British Council between 17 - 19 March, 2001 at New Delhi, "U-MA!" comprises dramatic monologues that portray perceptions on women.

Using traditional and contemporary images, the story traces Goddess Uma's battle to harmonise the 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Space. The work begins with a provocative monologue from Irish playwright Michael Collins' play "Anna Weiss", to capture the power of the feminine principle.