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The Forest Dream

Beeja and Stanley Arts are supporting Payal to present this to the dance community in and around London. Payal is a kuchipudi dance artist creating classical as well as contemporary work. She is based in Newcastle.

We would like you to come and be part of the sharing of the work. The sharing with be followed by Q&A and audience feedback.

We look forward to see you on the 29th. Stanley Arts is a 5 minute walk from the Norwood Junction station (Overground line from Highbury and Islington and British Rail from London Bridge and East Croydon).

The Forest Dream is a multi-dance style theatre production that aims to highlight the urgency of climatic trauma that is befalling us. This work presented through the prism of Indian mythology narrates the story of ‘The forest man of India’ who devoted his life to the cause of reviving his beloved land- the Majuli islands in the mighty and sometimes ferocious Brahmaputra river. This intergenerational work, explores his beautiful relationship with the goddess of forests -‘Aranyani’, whose very existence is now under threat. Weaving in Carnatic music with western soundscapes, the production is a theatrical and stylistic blend of Bharatanatyam , Kuchipudi (both South Indian classical dance styles) and contemporary dance.

As the clock ticks irreversibly, this work, holding up a mirror to the current and the next generation, is an urgent plea to course-correct ourselves.


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