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Aruna and the Raging Sun – The largest disabled-led outdoor spectacle Chennai

Aruna and the Raging Sun – The largest disabled-led outdoor spectacle Chennai .

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Aruna and the Raging Sun – The largest disabled-led outdoor spectacle Chennai has ever seen

 

Presented by UK-based Graeae Theatre Company in collaboration with Spanish La FuradelsBaus and British Council along with Chennai based performers

 

Graeae+Fura Prometheus Puppet 1 Credit Tia Lomas (1)

13th February 2018, Chennai, India:  Internationally acclaimed performance companies Graeae (UK) and La FuradelsBaus (Spain) will present ‘Aruna and the Raging Sun’ a large-scale disabled-led show in Chennai, India on Saturday24 February 2018 at the Lady Willingdon College Campus near Marina Beach. This event is part of the final phase of British Council’s UK-India Year of Culture that aims to celebrate modern day India and inspire millions of young people to build a shared future.

 

The production includes 100 disabled and non-disabled performers including Chennai based performers and local residents to deliver one of the largest outdoor spectacle performances the city has ever seen, providing a huge cultural platform for the promotion of disabled artists and disability rights.It is supported by Arts Council England and British Council.

 

Featuring 24-metre-tall puppets, fireworks, jaw-dropping aerial performances, this performance tells the story of a disabled superhero helping humanity overcome the challenges of climate change. This astonishing event tells a story of empowerment, of prevailing against the odds, and of an epic battle to save the earth.

Graeae Theatre Company and La Fura dels Bau. "Prometheus Awakes".

Graeae Theatre Company and La Fura dels Bau. “Prometheus Awakes”.

 

This epic event is suitable for all the family, and FREE to attend.

 

Date | Saturday 24th, 6.30 pm

Entry Free

Venue| Lady Willingdon College Campus, Marina Beach Road,Chennai – 600005

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