Myths and legends are a part of all civilisations that have been a fascination with Raka Maitra since childhood, but she never thought of translating that into dance, so when she was asked to choreograph the Japanese story, 'The bamboo cutter' she wasn't too sure about how it could be done and how relevant these stories were in today's world. In her own words, "Does everything we do, need to be relevant? what about the beauty and just the magical quality of these stories" However, as she started working on it, it all fell into place and the story wasn't just about a woodcutter, a prince and a princess. It seemed to be about life, life in a society that we have created for ourselves where the magic is often lost because of expectations, attachments and norms. Princess Kaguya the protagonist, was just a young girl longing to be free.