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‘ASPHYXIA’ garnered appreciation at Shilpee Theatre
A dance drama ‘ASPHYXIA’ was staged at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali on April 22 and April 23. Directed by Belgian duo Marion Lambert and Tatiana Rossignon, it revolved around the theme to raise awareness regarding climate change and pollution.
A total of 15 artists performed on stage and their performances went through different visual and explicit acting about pollution and climate change.
A press statement released by the team quoted Tatiana saying, “Asphyxia means suffocation by air which causes a problem in breathing. This is the subject we are talking about to Nepali because Asia is the first continent to get affected by climate change. Moreover, Nepal is also facing the problem of dust, pollution, and climate change.”
According to IQ Air, Kathmandu was the sixth most polluted city globally on the basis of air quality measurement on March 23, 2022. Similarly, according to the Ministry of Health and Population, every year 37,000 plus people died due to air pollution-related diseases.
The production team successfully built the backdrop, set, and costumes using only reused plastic bags, plastic bottles, and everyday garbage.
Following the show, the production team also organized a workshop to talk about the issues-what to do to about it, and to learn how to recycle the plastic that people still have in their homes.
- by Sangita Shrestha
- by Associated Press