Samaadhi is a show in development that deals with trauma and colonisation. At its heart rests the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on the 13th of April 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab during the British Raj in India. The piece examines both the psychological and social impacts that suffering, loss, duty, family and identity have on our lives.
‘Both men are lithe, eloquent dancers and the choreography of the balletic movement sequences is excellent’ – Susan Elkin (Sardines Magazine)
As a two-man production, Samaadhi utilises poetry, physical theatre, dance, clowning and archive records to bridge historic strife to the questions of today.
‘Absolutely a joy to watch them effortlessly go between poetry, dance, clowns and drama!’ – Audience Club
Starring Mohit Mathur and Ivantiy Novak.
‘Both Mohit and Ivantiy are definitely names to look out for in the future’ – Audience Club
The show was initially directed by Timothy Trimingham Lee at the Bridge House Theatre run.