The Troth Exhibition

Artist(s): Akademi
Running Time: 22 November 2019 - 2 February 2020
Price: Free

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An exhibition of photographs taken during rehearsals and live shows of Akademi’s international dance theatre production The Troth. The exhibition is touring Hounslow’s libraries and is currently on display at Cranford Library.

The Troth is based on the well-loved classic Hindi short story Usne Kaha Tha, stirred by the powerful narrative and infused with authenticity through footage, imagery and written accounts of the time.

Inspired by film noir and the era of black and white film, The Troth’s poignant narrative unfolds through a powerful blend of dance, music, text and film.

Set against the music, sights and sounds of rural Punjab, the Himalayan foothills, country lanes, markets and recruiting grounds, moving to training camps, parade grounds and ultimately the trenches, the production is a unique collaboration developed between leading choreographer Gary Clarke, composer Shri Sriram and filmmaker Josh Hawkins.

The narrative of The Troth is informed by stories and memories gathered from Punjabi families in Hounslow. The images are from rehearsals, and live shows at Kamani Delhi, Edinburgh Fringe and Watermans, taken by Glyn Cridland, Simon Richardson and Vipul Sangoi.

Akademi is the UK’s leading producer of South Asian dance, capturing imaginations through inspiring storytelling and unique spectacle. Creating vital talent pathways for the next generation of dance artists, Akademi also takes dance to the heart of the community, offering life-affirming experiences for those who are disadvantaged, disengaged or isolated.

This exhibition is part of CPP Hounslow’s Visual Arts Programme of art, design and photography exhibitions in libraries and cafes across the borough. To find out more or to get involved, please contact cpphounslow@watermans.org.uk


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