The Troth | Mira Kaushik talks to The Tribune

Dec 19, 2017

Sarika Sharma from The Tribune in India interviews our Director and Executive Producer of The Troth – Usne Kaha Tha, about the show and its creation.

“One day, while thinking about this story, I imagined it reaching a filmmaker in Bombay and being turned into a film. That is when I realised that we, at the Akademi, could create an arthouse living silent film, conveying the narrative through the language of dance.”

Read: Mira Kaushik’s interview in the Tribune

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.

The Troth is directed by Gary Clarke and features a specially-commissioned music score by Shri Sriram. The cast includes Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist).

Autumn Tour 2018

9 Nov | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
11 Nov | Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
13 Nov | The Place, London
16 Nov | The Bramall, Birmingham
19 Nov | Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn
23 Nov | Watermans, Hounslow