28th June 2019

Sampad Announces New Commission!

New Sampad commission, Breaking Ground, is a solo piece produced by Sona Lisa Dance Company that blends classical and contemporary Kathak and explores current and complex issues of inter-generational migration and its impact on cultural identity.

Tracing her family’s personal migratory journey across Gujarat, Kenya and the UK, Sonia Chandaria Tillu explores how burdensome cultural ‘baggage’ could be construed as heritage, narrated through the experience of an unusual protagonist – a mango tree.

Performance date and media to be released soon – watch this space!

Choreography: Urja Desai Thakore
Music: Shammi Pithia
Dramaturgy: Lou Cope
Poetry: Lantern Meet Foundation (Uganda)
Photo: Simon Richardson

Produced by Sona Lisa Dance Company, Breaking Ground has been commissioned by Sampad, and is supported by Arts Council England & British Council (new Arts new Audiences scheme)

Breaking Ground is also supported by the following Partners: Desi MastiPhizzical ProductionsPagrav Dance CompanyTWO-BROWNGIRLSThe Spark Arts for Children.