Multi-media performance of ancient Indian love story

Harnessing the latest digital techniques, an ancient Indian love story will be seen in multi-media form

Inder 'Goldfinger', musician, playing the tabla drums

An epic Indian love story, widely celebrated in Asian art forms for hundreds of years, has been updated and re-worked for the digital age and can be seen next week at the Square Chapel for the Arts in Halifax.

Love Beyond Measure;The Legend of Sohni and Mahiwal has been inspired by the paintings of one of India’s most celebrating artists, Arpana Caur, and combines words and poetry with music and dance.

It tells the story of the midnight trysts between two lovers on the banks of the River Chenab in the Punjab and the tragic ending of their earthly love when Sohni plunges to her death one stormy night, followed by Mahiwal.

Prior to the company visiting Halifax, artists ran a performance workshop at the Orangebox Young People’s Centre in the town.

The multimedia show can be seen on Wednesday and Thursday (April 23 and 24) from 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and £12, from the website or 01422 349422.

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