The Troth | “Evocative and poignant” ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

May 8, 2018

Rachel Elderkin from The Stage,​ reviews the London premiere of The Troth at Southbank Centre.

“Clark’s production resembles a silent movie. It places its fusion of contemporary and Kathak dance against a backdrop of archive film footage. As the dancers react to and echo moments from the footage behind them, history becomes more tangible.”

Read: The Troth review at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London – ‘evocative and poignant dance theatre’ | ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ | by Rachel Elderkin from The Stage.

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