The Troth | National Dance Awards nomination
A massive congratulations to Vidya Patel for being nominated for the Outstanding Female Modern Performance category at the National Dance Awards for her performance in Akademi’s The Troth, choreographed by Gary Clarke. Akademi are exceptionally proud of Vidya and the entire cast.
The National Dance Awards are presented each year by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle.
The winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony to be held in Central London on Monday 18 February 2019.
The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha
Akademi’s The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through powerful dance theatre. Inspired by a 1915 short story Usne Kaha Tha by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, it tells the story of Sardar Lehna Singh’s sacrifice of keeping his secret promise to an unrequited love while mid-conflict in the horror of the trenches of Belgium. Directed by Gary Clarke, the show features a specially-commissioned music score by Shri Sriram, and a cast including Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist).
The Troth is funded by Arts Council England; Ministry of Culture, Government of India; Armed Forces Covenant Fund; Cockayne Grants for the Arts through the London Community Foundation; PRS for Music Foundation; ICCR; and Air India. Partners include UK-India Year of Culture; British Council; The Space; Imperial War Museum; National Army Museum; The Nehru Centre, London; Watermans Arts Centre; and Teamwork Arts.