Date: JUNE 2019 - MARCH 2020
Artistic Director Sonia’s family’s migration story
‘Breaking ground’ is based on Artistic Director Sonia’s family’s migration story.
Tracing her grandmother’s move from her motherland Gujarat (India) to the fertile lands of Kenya in the 1940s, and culminating with Sonia’s own journey to the UK decades later.
Using innovative Kathak dance, metaphorical poetry and a specially commissioned music score, the show unpacks the highly-relevant emotional conflicts that arise from multicultural identity. It explores how we experience the world through the lens of our personal, accumulated “cultural baggage”. As more layers get added to this baggage, does it get harder to find ourselves within it all?
In keeping with our Company ethos. ‘Breaking Ground’ is a show for all ages, and one for different generations to watch together. It is likely to appeal to audiences across cultures, and those interested in issues around the impact of migration on culture and identity.
PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS
24 June: Workshop at King Edward School, Birmingham
1 July: Workshop & sharing at Rushey Mead School, Leicester
13 July: Sharing at ‘Introducing…. 2019″ by Birmingham Dance Network
29 July: Kathak workshop at Balaji Temple, Birmingham
23 August: Sharing at Atternborough Arts Centre, Leicester
16 September: Week long Artsdepot residency
30 November: Breaking Ground premiere at MAC Foyle Studio, Birmingham
27 February: Performance as part of solo triple bill “Untagged”, OFS Theatre, Oxford
14 March: Performance as part of solo triple bill in Mombasa, Kenya
15 March: Performance as part of solo triple bill in Nairobi, Kenya