The project is funded by a London Arts Board grant of pounds 20,000 and is a collaboration between six artists who promise to make it a spectacle of sound, colour, dance and drama. The piece, directed by Harmage Singh Kalirai, includes Kathak dancers performing on huge waterlillies floating downstream, coloured water cascading from magnificent glass sculptures and assorted pyrotechnics. The flautist, Keith Waithe, heads the musical line-up accompanied by Gary Crosby. Alpana Sengupta, the renowned Indian dancer, creates a new dance work specially for the event, while the Punjabi Theatre Academy adds an element of authenticity by doing what it does best - performing in Punjabi.
The whole event takes place outdoors and the audience is advised to bring a cushion or an umbrella - whichever is more appropriate. Add handkerchiefs to the list and let's hope that the gods don't cry as well.
'Sohni Mahiwal' 11-14 Aug outside
Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, Middx (081-568 1176).
Tickets pounds 7.50, under-18s pounds 4.50
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