My Journey from Meera Bai to Rumi:
In Search of Eternal Love
A Reception and Interdisciplinary Performance with Bay Area artists, Salma Arastu and Naina Shastri
Bay Area artists Salma Arastu and Naina Shastri explore the intersections between the mystical poetry of Mevlana Rumi and Meera Bhai, born hundreds of years apart into distinct spiritual traditions. For this performance the artists work across disciplines, combining poetry recitation, image and video projection, visual art, and interpretative performance of the South Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. Finding continuity through time and between Islam and Hinduism, the artists explore–as did Rumi and Meera Bhai–the redemptive power of love.