Maitri: Celebrating 30 Years of Kala Sangam

Published by Nighat Hussain on

Fri 3 Nov | 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

Join us to celebrate 30 years of Kala Sangam with an evening of stunning dance and music curated by our long term collaborators, Bradford artists Vijay Venkat and Rashmi Sudhir.

Celebrating our heritage and looking ahead to the future, Maitri will bring together performers from across England to showcase the artforms that have been at the heart of our work since 1993. Firmly rooted in Indian classical traditions, but with a modern twist, highlights include:

  • Mohiniyattam by Dasyam UK: Disciples of internationally renowned artist Guru Kalaimamani Gopika Varma. Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form that follows the principles and structures of ‘Lasya’ the grace and delicacy of movements elaborated in the Natya Shastra.
  • Aadu Pambe (Dance O Snake):  Kuchipudi dance solo choreographerd and presented by Amritha Jayakrishnan. Amritha explores the concept of ‘Naga’ or Snake as a symbol that offers an endless duality that is fascinating to explore through Kuchipudi movement vocabulary. This piece introduces us to a goddess little known to us – Manasa Devi, the goddess of snakes. Amritha hopes the audience will question perceptions and biases, thinking about the dichotomy that the snake, which like many things we do not fully understand, represents – fear and awe, fluid and straight, masculine and feminine. 
  • Mazha: Mazha a performance based on nuances of rain created and presented by performers from Dasyam UK team. This dance performance uses variety of dance syllables to showcase the different moods of rain ranging from anticipation, joy, love, devastation and celebration. 
  • Jazz Fusion – New work from acclaimed musician Vijay Venkat.

Fri 3 Nov | 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide


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