Duo behind new Malaysian Punjabi theatre production

Meet Anil Singh and Priscilla Kaur who are behind ‘Kaur – The Sword of A Lioness’ dance drama that will played out in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday

| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 9 May 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Priscilla Kaur: Kaur – The Sword of A Lioness dance drama

The Punjabi theatre production ‘Kaur – The Sword of A Lioness’, set to be featured on Saturday (13 May 2017), is a courageous effort of two die-hard culture buffs – Anil Singh and Priscilla Kaur.

It has been a long dream of the close friends to put together a Punjabi dance drama for the audiences in Southeast Asia. Among others, they intend to put a shine on the role of the women, usually not celebrated as much their male counterparts.

“We slack in projecting the women in our history. This is start,” Priscilla tells Asia Samachar, referring to the Kaur – The Sword of A Lioness, a theatre production that will presented in both English and Punjabi.

“We are big into dhol and bhangra. This [production theatre] is something we need to do,” she added.

The performance, infused infused with Sikh and Punjabi elements, is powered by Dhadheewala Production founded by Anil, a lawyer by profession. The drama is based on the legendary Sikh woman Mai Bhago.

The the newly formed production house aims to encourage the Sikh community to develop interest and passion for performing arts. It plans to run corporate social responsibility (CSR) events to help build a better Sikh community through various stage plays and modern theatre events, it said in a statement emailed to Asia Samachar.

“I always wanted to start up my own studio. But I’m not so creative. That’s where Anil comes in. He is a creative force behind this,” said Priscilla.

Priscilla, who was earlier working as a health officer, has since moved to organising events and conferences.

The production studio will be officially launched on 13 May in conjunction with the stage play of Kaur at the Temple of Fine Arts in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. It started at 7pm.

Funds raised at the event will go towards Gurdwara Sahib Guru Nanak Shah Alam (GSGNSA), Gurdwara Sahib Subang Jaya and the Malaysian Performing Arts Society (Astana).

The entry passes for the event are RM80 for adults and RM50 for students. To reserve your passes, call 016.2690618 or 010.2486875.

ALL SET: Members of the Kaur team at a promotion event at MidValley, Kuala Lumpur, on 7 May 2017 – PHOTO / Narinder Singh
Dhadheewala Production’s maiden dance bilingual drama ‘Kaur – The Sword of A Lioness’

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