FLASH SALE in honor of International Women's Day

$10 off each ticket
Code: IWD10

valid until Feb 27

Link to purchase per location below

Ticket Pricing

$35 / $45 / $60

$10 off each ticket
Code: IWD10

(valid until Feb 27 only)

*Pre Show Talks in San Francisco

RUBY LAL, acclaimed historian of India and author of biography Empress: Reign of Nur Jahan will give a pre show talk at 7pm at both performances in San Francisco.

Mina Bazaar

Join us in the lobby for the Mina Bazaar and be transported to the courtly market of the Mughal period. 

Mina Bazaar Vendors:

Radhakrishna Fashions, Rella Beauty, Ritual by Design, Sirjana Singh Fine Jewelry, Topaz Bead Jewelry 

- all women led businesses in honor of International Women's Day! 

Support from:


Video Highlights of The Forgotten Empress

Choreographed, Conceived & Performed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

The Forgotten Empress is a dynamic dance drama based on the history and life of Empress Noor Jahan exploring her strength and influence in 17th century Mughal India, and how she maintained her delicate power in a male dominated empire, only to be almost forgotten in the latter years of her life and in death.

Through an enthralling performance of South Asian classical dance, live music, multimedia, and theater, acclaimed Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, director Matthew Spangler, and musical director Salar Nader, along with their team of world-class musicians and actors, deliver the spectrum of emotions, relationships and occurrences surrounding this powerful woman. 

Available for booking now!

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The Forgotten Empress is a recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Choreographed, Conceived & Performed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Matthew Spangler, Playwright & Director

Salar Nader, Musical Director & Original Score 

Ben Kunin, Sarod 

Raginder Momi Singh, Violin 

Deepti Warrier, Vocals 

Radhika Rao, Narrator/Actor
Sukanya Chakrabarti, Narrator/Actor 

Jack Beuttler, Production & Tour Director

Jerry Girard, Sound Director
Drew Kaufman, Lighting Design

Jim French, Set Design

Ian Winters, Multimedia Design

Drew Yerys, Sound Design 

Annika Presley, Company Manager
Alka Garg, Costume Design 

Zeba Savage, Wardrober Manager

Natasha Datt, Make-up Artist

Brooke Duthie, Creative Consultant, Photographer & Videographer 

Greg Gheorghiu, Video Editor 

Kara Adanalian, Graphic Design

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