The Necessary Stage‘s ‘Gitanjali [I feel the earth move]‘ is an interdisciplinary and intercultural production that was inspired by the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. This technically and conceptually ambitious production was written by their resident playwright, the acclaimed Haresh Sharma and, was directed by Alvin Tan, both Cultural Medallion recipients. The plot revolves around a classical Indian dance guru who struggles with her relationship with her protégé and her son, as she holds fast to the hopes and dreams that she has for them. Underscoring the main plot, the story of Tagore and his muse have been artful interwoven as parallel narrative.
The many binary relationships in the story led us to the visual identity and promotional materials that were inspired by the Indian visual culture that often features the synthesis of tradition and modern graphic elements.