Once upon a time in Bollywood

A new narrative dance production based on Mirza Hadi Ruswa’s decadent tale of love, exploitation and reconciliation.

It re-imagines his classic novel about the doomed courtesan and poetess Umrao Jaan Ada with the romantic poetry of William Wordsworth and Mirza Ghalib.

“There is no doubt that Phizzical are reaching a new audience and have a unique product. The company has a way into the hearts of young Asians that classical dance companies can only dream of.” Pulse Magazine, Spring 2015 on The Nautch Girl.