"And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders."
—Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali
Will you fight for freedom knowing the inevitable loss ahead?
A mother pins her hopes upon her son, unknowingly hindering his own dreams.
A teacher struggles to accept her protégé whose ambitions steers her away from tradition.
A writer drawn to his muse faces the reality of their unresolved chapter.
These relationships collide in The Necessary Stage's Gitanjali [I feel the earth move], a brand new interdisciplinary and intercultural production inspired by the poetry of Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore.
Directed by Alvin Tan and written by Haresh Sharma, this groundbreaking production features movement by French-Laotian choreographer-dancer Olé Khamchanla, Jereh Leong, Raka Maitra, a renowed Odissi classical/contemporary dancer, and Hindustani vocalist Namita Mehta.
Also starring Vasantham Star's Ebi Shankara and Life! Theatre Awards nominees Sharda Harrison and Padma Sagaram with set design by Wong Chee Wai and lighting design by Adrian Tan.
They will be accompanied by interdisciplinary sound artist Bani Haykal and multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan.