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The Parting

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August 1947. The Partition of India and Pakistan.
15 million people displaced. 2 million dead.

A provocative and compelling performance woven from innumerable true life accounts blending theatre, dance, music and multimedia. A retrospective lens into the greatest mass displacement in human history.

On the 70th anniversary of the Partition, EnActe Arts and Noorani Dance brings you, through dance, music and storytelling, the true life stories of the people who lived through the Partition of Greater India into India, Pakistan and subsequently Bangladesh.The Parting is inspired by true stories from witnesses of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. This performance is a chance to reflect on this pivotal and tragic time in the history of South Asia, and provoke dialogue across generations, borders, genders, ethnicities and religions.

Written by Salil Singh & Anurag Wadehra
Directed by Vinita Sud Belani & Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Music Composer Raaginder Singh Momi
Visual Director David Murakami
Project Manager Pratiksha Shah
Production Manager YuMee Jang
Originally Directed by Salil Singh


March 24 @ 8:00 pm


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

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Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)