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19th November 2018 at 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm£8.00
The Troth is a live theatre production presented by Akademi, the UK’s leading producer of Indian dance. It unfolds the poignant narrative of an Indian soldier in the trenches of the First World War through the interplay between image, music and dance.
“The memory becomes luminous just before death…”
A gripping story of love and loss set during World War One.
Moving from rural Punjab to 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.
Akademi’s international dance theatre production is inspired by the classic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha. Marking the centenary of World War I, award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke unfolds the poignant narrative through contemporary dance, music and film. With music by Shri Sriram.
The production marks the centenaries of World War 1, Indian cinema and the first Hindi short story (Usne Kaha Tha by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri). It reveals the contribution to the war effort of Indian soldiers. Over 1.3 million Indians were on active service over the course of the war, the largest voluntary force ever assembled, and their losses were staggering.
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