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A gripping story of love and loss set during World War I, blending contemporary dance, original music and archive film. Moving from rural Punjab to the horrific darkness of the Belgian trenches, where young Indian men have been brought to fight for the Allies, we learn about the secret promise made by one soldier, Lehna Singh, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another.
Presented in association with the British Army, Akademi’s new international dance theatre production is inspired by the classic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha. With choreography by UK Theatre Award winner Gary Clarke and music by Shri Sriram.
***** "Gripping experience of a shared heritage"
**** "A layered heartfelt production"
**** "Emotionally charged"
Age Recommendation: 11+
FOR THE CURIOUS
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
Direction and Choreography: Gary Clarke
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Composer: Shri Sriram
Film: Josh Hawkins
Lighting: Charles Webber
The Troth is presented in association with the British Army
Akademi is a progressive South Asian dance organisation, based in London. It aims to inspire audiences and change lives by creating and nurturing excellence in classical, contemporary, popular and participatory South Asian dance. Akademi’s programmes bring South Asian dance to mainstream attention through inspiring storytelling and unique spectacle. It creates talent pathways for the next generation of dance artists and takes South Asian dance to the heart of the community, creating life-affirming experiences for those who are disadvantaged, disengaged or isolated.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn 2018