The Troth | Vidya Patel interviewed by Asian Voice
Vidya Patel, Kathak Dancer and the female lead of Akademi’s The Troth speaks to Rani Singh of Asian Voice about her passion for Kathak Dance.
“Dance is something I enjoy, watching, doing and being part of -if I wasn’t connected to it in some way I know I would feel like I’m missing out on something great!”Vidya Patel, Kathak Dancer and the female lead of Akademi’s The Troth
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).
2018 UK and International tour dates
|6 Jan||Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur|
|29 Jan||Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi|
|2 Feb||Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal|
|4 Feb||Tarang Auditorium, Jabalpur|
|8 Feb||Haryana Kala Parishad Multi Art Cultural Centre|
|20 & 21 Feb||Curve Theatre, Leicester|
|5 Mar||ArtsEkta, Belfast|
|10 Mar||Tacchi Morris Theatre, Taunton|
|13 Mar||Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk|
|16 Mar||Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster|
|5 May||Southbank Centre, London|
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.