Largest stage show by disabled people to be held in Chennai

The internationally acclaimed performance company Graeae from UK, La Fura dels Baus, is all set to present a show featuring people with disabilities.

The show is to be held in Chennai with the help of local partners and Prakriti Foundation.

The performance will be one of the largest shows led by people with disabilities. It will include 20-metre puppets, fireworks and aerial acts that will be performed on an elevated stage at the height of 40-metres above the ground.

The Graeae Company has been staging shows with disabled people since 1980. The Chennai show is called 'Aruna and the Raging Sun' and it reinforces why an inclusive society is important for everyone.

It is about a character named Aruna, an Indian mythological hero with a disability, who helps humanity fight climate change. The show is to be held on 24 February from 6.30 pm onwards at Lady Willingdon College, Marina Beach Road in Chennai. It has been designed in such a way that it also involves members of the audience.

The show will feature several disabled students from the MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, including 14 students with hearing impairments.

For the students, it is a great opportunity to be a part of something different and unique.

If you want to watch the show, click here for details - Aruna and the Raging Sun

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