A production of Kumkum Malhotra by Preti Taneja (Gatehouse Press)
‘So beautiful it left me totally speechless.’ Preti Taneja
‘Enchanting, sad, brutal, uplifting, thought-provoking.’ Audience Member
Look how we disappear: from a family, from a life, from a story.
In a small house in India, Kumkum Malhotra prepares herself for the big evening ahead. Then an accident calls her down, and as she breaks a circle of boys, her carefully planned evening unveils and with it, her sense of self.
Staged to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that first enfranchised some women in the UK, this is a performance for anyone interested in global feminism. Featuring dance, photography, sound design, and a voice-over performance of the novella, this is a stunning staging of a brilliant, emotive, work.
Review: ‘A picturesque and intriguing promenade performance…Taneja’s words are the star. Her writing is so good, it hardly needs anything else to keep our attention.’ Eastern Daily Press
Originally presented through dance and photography, and choreographed by Glass House Dance, this is now an audio piece and visual exhibition in touring performance.
Commissioned by National Centre for Writing and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Premiered at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, May 2018
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