Lives of Clay

Category: Show Related artist: Vidya Thirunarayan

Thrilling dance, original music and expressive live ceramics combine in a unique theatrical event, rooted in ancient myth and reflecting the creative force of women.
Internationally renowned as a Bharata Natyam dancer, Vidya Thirunarayan is also a prominent ceramicist, and in 2015 began combining these skills in performance. Through dancing with clay and throwing pots on stage she found a new way to tell stories rich with drama and emotion.
Prajapati, Sanskrit for potter, represents both the supreme creator and the lowest of the low; a duality that has inspired this intriguing new work. Lives of Clay is a vivid and vital theatre experience, full of heart and made of mud.

Conceived & performed by Vidya Thirunarayan
Directed by Tim Supple
Director of Choreography Debbie Fionn Barr
Designed by Julie Landau
Music Barry Ganberg, Sound design Alan Burgess

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2022
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Performance area: 7m x 7m approx
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 7 hours get in, 3 hours get out
  • Number. of people on road: 4
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Relaxed performances, Other
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages