Performance To Mark 70th Anniversary Of The Partition Of India
Chol Theatre will be holding a unique show on Saturday 12th August in recognition of the platinum jubilee of India's independence.
The community and arts theatre company, in partnership with Let's go Yorkshire have been growing a community cast over the last two months.
This mixture of aspiring actors and professional performers will take you on a journey of stories through the use of movement.
The forthcoming theatrical event will take place in the Lawrence Batley Theatre courtyard.
It will highlight the division of British India into a Muslim state by exploring the emotive topic of physical boundaries utilising music, acting, dancing and games, entitled 'Drawing the Line.'
Susan Burns, creative producer of Chol Theatre explains:
"We've been working for the last few months with inspiring people, who have helped us highlight the cultural differences and beliefs present in our community today.
"The atrocities, which happened 70 years ago caused the largest mass migration in history.
"A country was literally divided overnight, resulting in huge bloodshed, sectarian riots and the deaths of over one million people.
"This performance aims to draw on those experiences showing how the partition has had an impact on many lives today.
"Ultimately the piece offers hope and humility demonstrating how diversity can also bring people together."
Huddersfield's own Hardeep Singh Sahota will be inviting the audience to participate as he performs a dazzling dance alongside his bhangra artists.
The courtyard will be transformed into tranquil ancient Indian tea party, with tuk tuks serving chai and Indian folk songs creating the soundtrack to the afternoon.
This energetic exploration will take place throughout the afternoon from 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 12th August at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.
If you still want to be a part of this memorable event, people are invited to attend open drama workshops week beginning Monday 7th August, please get in touch for more details. Please contact Susan Burns at the Chol Theatre office on 01484 536008.
Performance To Mark 70th Anniversary Of The Partition Of India, 8th August 2017, 16:45 PM