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Unbroken Silences: Looking Back on Partition and the Refugee Experience

June 5, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


In conjunction with Bedford Gallery’s current exhibition Forced to Flee, Rupy C. Tut and Nava Dance Theatre present Unbroken Silences: Looking Back on Partition and the Refugee Experience, a live music, dance and visual art immersion exploring the generational trauma associated with the 1947 Partition of British India. Partition is considered one of the largest mass migrations of the 20th century, creating over 15 million refugees and killing over a million people.

Join creators Nadhi and Rupy in the gallery as they discuss the development of the work, which is inspired by the familial lived experience of Rupy’s family, as well as other witness statements from survivors of Partition. This gallery presentation will take place amongst the 36 art quilts featured in Forced to Flee and includes live music by cellist and composer Chris Evans, artwork by Rupy C. Tut and dance work by Nadhi Thekkek with company dancers Shruti Abhishek, Lalli Venkat and Vertika Srivastava.

Admission is FREE but capacity is limited. Advance ticket reservations are required.

Please note proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12+ and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age 2+ when visiting Bedford Gallery. Learn more about our protocols here.



June 5, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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