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“A landmark cultural event. Visually arresting and beguilingly mythic…intensely theatrical.” —Washington Post

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Anyone fortunate enough to witness the luminous debut of composer-writer-director-choreographer Ratan Thiyam’s Chorus Repertory Theatre at Cal Performances in 2000 will thrill to the news of a return visit by this renowned company from India.

The 2006 tour features Thiyam’s latest masterwork, Nine Hills One Valley, a haunting and poetic theatrical allegory confronting the turmoil that now consumes Thiyam’s native Manipur.

Here Thiyam asks: In the face of violence, venality, instability, and poverty, how do a people sustain themselves when their cultural traditions are cut off and lost?