Under Pressure


Sat, 19 Jan 2019 Sat & Sun, 19th & 20th Jan 2019
3:30 PM & 7:30 PM


Under Pressure examines the domino effect of Individual choice and environmental consequence. From exploring themes of consumerism, minimal living, indigenous wisdom, the life of trees and the politics of nature, the performance proposes to present multiple perspectives – the policy maker, the rag picker, the environmentalist, the 8000 year old tree and extinct birds. The performance is a sensory montage moving between the realms of reality and surrealism, inviting the audience to question and reflect upon their own view point and their relationship with the earth.

The story of a Mango tree, a larger than life puppet, political speeches, embodied movement, heartfelt storytelling and shocking facts come together to expose perspectives, processes and priorities when it comes to the environment, leaving us to answer what can we do and how can we live in oneness with the environment?

Devised by
Deepika Chauhan, Asha Ponikiewska and Aditya Garg

Directed by Aruna Ganesh Ram

Environment and Prop Design by Natasha Sharma & Manush John
Costume Design by Sachi Raval
Sound Design by Mt Aditya Srinivasan
Video Design by @Vishal K Swamy & Vishnu Vellimattom
Graphic Design by Manush John
Documentation by Vishnu Vellimattom & Palak Jain
Production Management by Nuhar Bansal

Special Thanks to Gulzar Saab and Jane Hirshfield for kindly permitting us to use their writing.

Supported by
@Swetanshu Bora, Bijal Vachharajani Rashmi Dhanwani Prerna Bindra

19 & 20 Jan 2019 at Shoonya, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru
Time: 3.30 pm & 7.30 pm
Duration: 100 – 120 minutes

*Event is for 18+ years
*Predominantly floor seated with few chairs in the space
*Limited tickets