Gitanjali [I feel the earth move] (2014)

26 September 2014 – 28 September 2014 @ Drama Theatre, School of the Arts


Will you fight for freedom knowing the inevitable loss ahead?

A mother pins her hopes upon her son, unknowingly hindering his own dreams. A teacher struggles to accept her protégé whose ambitions steer her away from tradition. A writer drawn to his muse faces the reality of their unresolved chapter.

These relationships collide in The Necessary Stage's Gitanjali [I feel the earth move], a brand new interdisciplinary and intercultural production inspired by the writings of Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. 

Creative Team and Cast

Playwright: Haresh Sharma
Director: Alvin Tan 
Assistant Director: Felipe Cervera 

Bani Haykal
Sharda Harrison
Olé Khamchanla
Jereh Leong
Raka Maitra
Namita Mehta
Padma Sagaram 
Ebi Shankara

Voice Over Talents:
Timothy Chow
Christopher Fok
Bani Haykal
Namita Mehta
Kamini Ramachandran
Ebi Shankara 

Multimedia Designer: Brian Gothong Tan
Lighting Designer: Adrian Tan 
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Sound Artist: Bani Haykal
Choreographer: Olé Khamchanla 

Dramaturgical Team

Dramaturg: Charlene Rajendran
Research Assistants: A Yagnya, Sim Yan Ying, Bernice Lee, Christopher Fok
Photographer (Programme Booklet): Tan Ngiap Heng 

Production Team

Production Stage Managers: Jason Ng, Azyyati binte Alias

Sound Engineer: Soundwave Industries
Multimedia Operator: Yusri Sapari
Wardrobe Mistress: Lim Zhiying
Makeup Artist: Haslina Ismail
Translator: Chan Sze Wei
Crew: Abdul Ameer bin Syed Abdul Ghani, Ayda Noor, Samuel Tan 

(Source: The Necessary Stage Programme)

For more information, please visit


Haresh Sharma
Alvin Tan
Felipe Cervera
Assistant Director
Bani Haykal
Performer, Voiceover, Sound Artist
Olé Khamchanla
Performer, Choreographer
Jereh Leong
Raka Maitra


Gitanjali [I feel the earth move] (2014), Flyers
Flyers for Gitanjali [I feel the earth move] (2014).
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 26 September 2014
Gitanjali [I feel the earth move] (2014), Programme
Programme for Gitanjali [I feel the earth move] (2014). 
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 26 September 2014