The Troth | “A gripping experience” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
“The movement language is that of dance-theatre, the silent film framing and South Asian-influenced music are reminders of its origins in Indian culture. The six superb dancers are British, benefiting from the fascinating background research into Indian and British sources in archives and museums. On tour, the performers have learnt how to claim attention back to the story telling, competing with revelatory early 20th century film footage of Sikh soldiers in action in wartime Europe.”
Read: The Troth Reviewed | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Jann Parry for DanceTabs.
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.