Black Gold Arts Festival: Rani Moorthy - Whose Sari Now?

Black Gold Arts Festival: Rani Moorthy - Whose Sari Now?

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Ticket Info

£11 FULL // £6 CONC.

Categories

  • Black History Month 2016

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THEATRE

Six yards of cloth, wound round tight
Or draped seductively
Or practically, for breastfeeding
Or pulled between thighs to walk like a man
Or wildly thrown together, with Doc Martin boots
A modest proposal or a political act or a defiant one

The play, by turns funny and poignant, examines the role of the sari in the lives of the 5 characters; from an old Asian woman whose saris are like her second skin, a young mother giving birth in a war zone wrapping her twin babies in her wedding sari, a Malaysian historian connects the sari with mythology, a transgender man reflects on his girlfriend’s sari obsession, a low caste weaver and a character who contemplates the sari in her final hours.

Whose Sari Now? will have a rich and eclectic visual style that will be bold and powerful and takes you beyond the Bollywood wet sari.

REVIEWS

'Rarely if ever have I seen such talent or such intimate contact with the pulse of this nation' The Independent on Curry Tales

★★★★ 'An in comparable storyteller…' The Guardian on Shades of Brown

NOTES

  • Over 16's.
  • Part of Black Gold Arts Festival.
  • Presented by Rasa Productions Ltd.
  • Co-presentation with STUN Studio at Z-Arts.

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