The Troth | “Evocative and poignant” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
“Clark’s production resembles a silent movie. It places its fusion of contemporary and Kathak dance against a backdrop of archive film footage. As the dancers react to and echo moments from the footage behind them, history becomes more tangible.”Rachel Elderkin from The Stage
Read: The Troth review at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London – ‘evocative and poignant dance theatre’ | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Rachel Elderkin from The Stage.
The Troth | Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Army @ the Fringe
10 – 25 Aug | 8.30pm
The Army Reserve Centre, Edinburgh
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.