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Past Event

A Weekend Without Walls: Choogh Choogh

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2023

Inspired by the joy for travelling through India on a train, Choogh Choogh combines classical Indian dance with contemporary movement, theatre and play.

The journey starts with the audience getting a special choogh choogh ticket. Three artists weave a traveling tapestry with three scarves, morphing from one scene to the next as the sights, sounds and smells whiz by. 

The sound scape is rich with the sounds of the train, hawkers, festivals, musicians, ambient sounds of river, jungles and cities. The artists sing songs which are specially written for children – Chai Chai, Coffee Coffee and Kites Kites everywhere

They interact with the audience, engaging their imagination. Scarves become steam, railway tracks, turbans, train windows, camel, elephant and so much more. 

This show from Beeja is an exploration of just how much we can see and imagine, together, as the train chooghs chooghs on.

Choogh Choogh is supported by Without Walls.

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