Akademi presents
The Troth - Usne Kaha Tha
Jan 26 - March 16, 2018
India & UK

January 19, 2018

A physical dance work that tells a story of love, loss and sacrifice against the backdrop of the horror and conflict of World War 1. Inspired by film noir and the era of black and white films, The Troth unfolds its poignant narrative through powerful interplay between dance, music and film.

Supported by the British Council's Reimagine India cultural exchange programme, Akademi creates and tours The Troth (based on Usne Kaha Tha - the first Hindi short story written in 1915 by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri). This international project is a collaboration between creatives from the UK and India, touring both countries during January to March 2018 as part of the UK-India Year of Culture.

Produced by Akademi
Choreography and Direction - Gary Clarke
Dramaturg - Lou Cope
Music - Shri
Film - Josh Hawkins
Lighting - Charles Webber
Photo credit - Simon Richardson
Location courtesy - Tara Arts

Dancers: Daniel Hay-Gordon, Deepraj Singh, Dom Coffey, Songhay Toldon, Subhash Viman Gorania, Vidya Patel

India tour
-26 January at 7.30pm (world premiere), Jaipur Literature Festival
Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur 302002

- 29 January at 6.30pm
Kamani Auditorium, Delhi. Free

- 2 February: Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

- 4 February at 7.30pm, Tarang Auditorium, Jabalpur

- 8 February at 6pm, Haryana Kala Parishad Multi Art Cultural Centre, Kurukshetra

UK tour
- 20 February (preview), Wednesday 21 February (UK premiere), 7.45pm
Curve 60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
Box office: 0116 242 3595 / www.curveonline.co.uk

-5 March, 8pm
ArtsEkta Belfast, The Mac, Belfast (Downstairs Theatre)

-10 March, 7.30pm
Tacchi Morris Theatre School Rd, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD
Box office: 01823 414141

- 13 March, 7.30pm
The Arts Centre Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QP
Box Office 01695 584480

- 16 March, 7.30pm
Duke's Theatre (The Rake) Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE
Box Office: 01524 598500

Info: https://akademi.co.uk/project/the-troth-usne-kaha-tha