July 25, 2021

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Singapore: Haresh Sharma integrates movement and literature with Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali

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GitanjaliBeing one of Singapore’s most prominent authors, The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) resident playwright Haresh Sharma is no stranger to breaking new ground and creating works which question the notion of an ideal Singaporean. In plays such as Off Centre and Good People, his protagonists were mental patients and drug addicts. In the recently staged Poor Thing, he featured the immensely ugly side of Singaporeans.

Although Sharma’s latest work-Gitanjali [I feel the earth move]-deviates in that the focal point shifts from Singaporean to more universal themes, the play still represents a pushing of boundaries. As an interdisplinary and intercultural production, the challenge is to merge different artistic forms such as classical Indian dance, drama and music.

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