Yajnaseni came as an idea to Anupama to create a Kathak production where she could inspire and empower women. As her journey started with her Guru, who became her source of inspiration, the idea took shape.
In dedication to her Guru, Anupama’s Yajnaseni production stood as a tribute to the source of her strength and inspiration. Her Guru served as a role model for all women, showing how to lead a life on their own terms while upholding their values, ethics, dignity, and integrity. She set an unparalleled precedent for pursuing dual professional careers and achieved the pinnacle of success in both. Her trailblazing example has since motivated countless young women to emulate her path and strive for excellence in their own lives.
A Kathak production focusing on women’s empowerment promised to be an awe-inspiring work of art that left its audience deeply moved. Based on the life of Draupadi, the dance drama served as a testament to the strength and perseverance of women who had overcome countless obstacles to realize their aspirations. Its relevance to women today made it all the more powerful and inspiring.
This production paid tribute to the unwavering determination and strength of women who fought against sexism, discrimination, and other oppressive forces to claim their rightful place in society, as portrayed in the iconic Mahabharata War. This piece was a poignant portrayal of the challenges women encounter in their day-to-day existence. Draupadi’s character in Mahabharata unequivocally demonstrates how she was repeatedly subjected to being put at stake, not only once but consistently throughout her entire life. However, throughout her journey, she inspired and empowered other women to stand against injustice and raise themselves to the situation to fight for the right things. Her questions and unwavering stance in the court were a powerful statement on the need for women’s empowerment and the demand for dismantling patriarchal societal structures that perpetuated the belittlement of her gender. It was a call to action for all women to stand up for themselves and seize control of their lives. The message was clear: women are strong, capable, and deserving of respect and equal opportunities. It was a must-see for anyone who believed in the power of women and the need for equality and justice. The story celebrated the unwavering fortitude of women who had overcome numerous obstacles to realize their aspirations. It served as a potent reminder that each of us plays a crucial role in building a fair and equitable society that recognizes and respects the remarkable contributions of women.
She and her Guru Padmashri Shovana Narayan firmly believed that the production, “Yajnaseni,” which focused on women empowerment, would be a significant game changer. It was destined to leave the audience moved and inspired.