Grand performance in Chennai aims to showcase abilities of disabled

Two internationally well know performance companies, Graeae from the United Kingdom and La Fura dels Baus from Spain will present a grand show called Aruna and the Raging Sun led by disabled performers in Chennai, on 24 February at the Lady Willingdon College Campus near Marina Beach.

This event is part of the final phase of British Council’s UK-India Year of Culture that aims to celebrate modern-day India and inspire millions of youth.

The show includes over 80 disabled performers from Chennai who will deliver one of the largest outdoor spectacle performances the city has ever seen. It offers a huge platform to promote the talents of artists with disabilities and to push for and disability rights. It is supported by Arts Council England and British Council.

The show will feature 24-metre-tall puppets, fireworks, and aerial performances. It tells the story of a disabled superhero who helps mankind overcome the challenges of climate change. Its a story of empowerment, of prevailing against the odds, and of an epic battle to save the earth.

Organisers hope that the event will inspire the public to look at the disabled in a new way. It also hopes to celebrate the contribution that everyone, disabled and non-disabled make to the community.

The event is free for all.

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