Mind Walking

Theatre, Fringe
5 out of 5 stars
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Playwright Tanika Gupta is having a busy season: her play 'The Empress' kicks off next month, directed by Emma Rice for the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. This more modest, but intriguing, piece is an 'aerial drama' about an Indian man whose memory is gradually unravelling. Performed by the aerial theatre company BandBazi.


Event phone: 020 8692 4446
Event website: http://thealbany.org.uk

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I saw Mind Walking in Brighton, and loved it. I learned a lot about the Parsi Zoroastrian community, and the Zoroastrian religion in general. I saw it again in London, on 22 March 2013, and was enthralled to see a unique essay in the programme: Apparently the performance took place the day after the Spring Equinox. I learned that Spring Equinox is celebrated as New Year by hundreds of millions worldwide. And recognised by the United Nations! Known as 'Nowruz' by many, the holiday is celebrated by Bandbazi artistic director Philippa Vafadari, and by Bobby (the central character in Mind Walking) and the Parsi Zoroastrian community of India. The programme essay noted that it is a multicultural and eco-friendly holiday. What a wonderful confluence of events! Congratulations to Bandbazi for coordinating the performance this way!

I saw the first run of this last year and it is an astonishing and moving piece of theatre - very highly recommended!!