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The Blind Age


Sat Nov 29 2014, 8:00pm
Sun Nov 30 2014, 3:00pm
Sun Nov 30 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $28.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Written by: Dharamvir Bharati
Translated by: Alok Bhalla
Choreography & Co-Direction: Raka Maitra
Dramaturgy & Co-Direction: T. Sasitharan
Music: Bani Haykal, Bijoy Chandra Barik, Srinibas Satpathy, Rupak Parida
Lights: Albert Willeo
Installations: Khairuddin Hori
Dancers: Aparna Nambiar, Jayasri Narayanan, Meera Gurumurthy, Namaha Mazoomdar, Neisha Sundaram, Raka Maitra, Sandhya Suresh
Actors: Al-Matin Yatim, Anildo Böes, Ramassamy, Yazid Jalil, Chang Ting Wei, Soti RPD

“Maitra is without doubt a dancer of the 21st century.”—Dance Europe

This is a strange war

In which both sides

Are doomed to fail

Blindness rules this age

Blind fear and Blind love

Blind power and Blind justice

Shall prevail in the end

Marked by the ominous presence of vultures, the last day of the great Kurukshetra war leaves bereaved mothers, bewildered soldiers and enraged allies staggering in the dark evening of moral confusion, surrounded by death and destruction. The few survivors of the Kaurava clan plot their revenge on the Pandava victors, plunging the world into an age of darkness as a series of tragic events ensues. In this vicious cycle of hate and vengeance, one name stands against it all as the voice of peace and a beacon of hope: the divine statesman, Lord Krishna.

Raka Maitra and the dancers of Chowk Productions create a choreographic rendition of Andha Yug, an Indian theatre classic by Marathi playwright, Dharamvir Bharati. Drawing from dance forms such as odissi and chhau, and a range of theatre and vocal practices, The Blind Age, a parable of our times and a reflection of the catastrophic conflicts of the modern world, explores Man’s capacity for both destruction and reconciliation.

Featuring students from Inter Cultural Theatre Institute, with live music by Bani Haykal and Rajasthani folk musicians and installations by Khairuddin Hori.

Music by Bani Haykal and Rajasthani folk musicians and installations by Khairuddin Hori.