Director Jayanthi Raman (pictured) has created a new work from classic components in the tradition of Indian music and dance, which tells stories from mytho- logy about the adventures of gods and humans. She's combined several dance styles—mixing abstract virtuosity and mimetic characterization—in a portrayal of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god who represents good fortune and banishes all obstacles. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880. $28. 8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 13.