Kala Sangam 21st October 2019
Swati Dance Co – Half of Me

Swati Dance Company – Half of Me

Thursday 7 November – 7.30pm

Inspired by Satinder Kaur Chohan’s play by the same name, Half of Me explores the often unheard stories of young people born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies, such as IVF. The story draws parallels with the famous Indian epic the Mahabharata, in which the biological mother Kunti meets her abandoned son Karna after he is grown into a young man and questions his loyalties.

A contemporary, relevant story told through the classical South Asian dance form Bharatanatyam, Half of Me is performed by some of the most charismatic dancers in the UK. The modern choreography by Swati Raut is accompanied by spellbinding music by Praveen D. Rao, a versatile music composer from India.

This performance also features a post-show discussion, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask any burning questions.

The majority of performances at Kala Sangam are now Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at Kala Sangam, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

All money collected helps pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

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