The Troth | “A gripping experience” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Mar 1, 2018

Jann Parry from DanceTabs,​ reviews the UK premiere of The Troth at Curve, Leicester.

“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. 

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