Mount Madonna School's Ramayana! The Movie
Mount Madonna School Reenvisions Performing Arts, its Distinctive Production of the Ramayana, and Utilizes its 375-Acre Campus for Filming
Amid a pandemic year, when live stage shows everywhere were prohibited, Mount Madonna School (MMS) reenvisioned its performing arts, and distinctive, annual theatrical production of an ancient Hindu epic, the Ramayana, to create a movie version offering the preschool through grade 12 students, who comprise the cast, an innovative and unique performance opportunity.
The movie honors 40-plus years of MMS Ramayana! stage shows. In this new film version, several of the main characters are portrayed by students in different classes, as grade-level cohorts were kept separate for COVID safety.
The collaborative team of director Gitanjali Lori Rivera, musical director Anand Darsie, along with visionary videographer Devin Kumar ('06) and producer Jeevani Vince, have crafted a beautiful, dazzling musical feast.
Recently, several crew members, alumni, and parent volunteers shared their perspectives on this ambitious and most-anticipated undertaking. Read More