Altered Skin: Fatherhood

Published by KalaSangam on

Thu 16 Feb | 2pm* & 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young son of mixed South Indian, Turkish & Austrian heritage, even more so. Bringing together physical theatre rooted in the Indian performing artform Bharatanatyam and multilingual spoken text and sign languages, Fatherhood explores the cultural & gender expectations on fathers and what it means to be responsible for a child navigating an increasingly complex world.

Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.

The piece features three characters, each reflecting different experiences of fatherhood in their own individual performance language to create three different narratives leading to a highly dynamic and original work.

All performances include integral captions.

*Matinee for Parents and Babies: Specially for parents with babies/ toddlers, the 2pm performance will be more relaxed. No need to worry about your child making noise, needing to be fed, taken out to be changed or just picked up and walked around a bit.

(Babies/ Children are of course welcome at the evening performance as well!)

Fatherhood is supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC

Creative team

Conceived and created by Shane Shambhu

Dramaturgy                                        Amit Sharma and Anna Himali Howard

Creative consultancy                       Rinkoo Barpaga

Sound design                                     Gerry Smith

Lighting design                                  James Mackenzie

Projection design                             Mark Morreau

Researcher                                         Arzhang Pehzman

Additional voices                              Alex Kapila and Sophie Lynch

Costume advisor                              Kay Wilton

Object manipulation                       Michael Crouch

Producer                                             SJ Watkinson

Assistant Producer                          Vinitaraj Aulak

Photography                                      Graeme Braidwood

Thu 16 Feb | 2pm* & 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

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