DIG: Abhinaya Dance Academy | Pancha Dala (Five Petals)

DIG: Abhinaya Dance Academy | Pancha Dala (Five Petals)
Date 5th Mar 2022 5.30pm - 7.45pm Price £11.50 / £8.50. Family ticket £35* (Bookings subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone ) Location Tramway Book tickets 0845 330 3501 0845 330 3501 *Family ticket available for £35 (2 Adults and 2 Children). Save £5! Just select 2 Adults and 2 Children at Check Out stage for the discount to be applied.

Part of Tramway's DIG spring season

Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories, Pancha Dala is five magical stories told through Bharatanatyam classical dance style from South Asia. With a modern - even Scottish – touch, they follow the age-old themes of life, love, and loss. Most pieces are accompanied by traditional Indian Carnatic music. These dances emulate the spirit of southern India. 

Discover the ancient story of a young Lord Krishna overcoming the serpent Kaliya, the dreaded, multi-hooded snake. Find out how Lord Vishnu - half man, half lion - deals with the demon King Hiranyakashipu. The Scottish tragedy of a young chieftain who falls in love with a lowly maiden is retold through beautiful Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance, while another dance honours the Indian soldiers who fought and died in World War 1 for the British Empire, as told through the eyes of a loving mother.

This beautifully presented programme of storytelling through dance is suitable for all ages. Why not buy a discounted family ticket? 

‘It was the best Indian dance performance we have ever had … beautifully executed’ (InterFaith Scotland on Abhinaya Dance Academy)

ACCESS: Performance is captioned. Highly visual, with no or little text.
Especially suitable for Subpacs. To request a Subpac, please email tramwayboxoffice@glasgowlife.org.uk

Audience notes
Featuring flashing lights, and one loud noise like gun shots. Includes themes of war and death.

Running Time: 2 hrs 10 minutes (including interval)

Suitable for all ages

Pancha Dala was created and choreographed by Smt Esther Sunija Binu 

Funded and supported by Creative Scotland, CBFS , Abhinaya Dance Academy, Whitebridge Financial Services, Tramway, The Work Room, Dupont Associates and Gilbrot Accountancy.

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Image: Abhinaya Dance Academy, photo by Still Motion Arts

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