Following a very competitive open call out, Kala Sangam is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Artist Takeover support – Janan Sathiendran, Lucie Lee, Akshay Sharma and Kamala Devam.
Each artist will receive a package of support including free rehearsal space, funding and development support as they use Kala Sangam to create new work this summer. Originally only three places were advertised but we were blown away by the number and quality of applications we received and we’re delighted to have been able to support an additional artist this year.
The artists selected are:
Janan Sathiendran – an Indian classical musician based in London, Janan will be using loop pedals, pitch manipulation and other modern performance techniques to create multi-layered music using only the tabla.
Lucie Lee – a member of Bradford Dance Network, Lucie will use cutting edge digital technology to create both a new contemporary dance piece and a 3D sculpture created by capturing visual images that are generated by moving in the space.
Akshay Sharma – a new graduate from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Akshay will be creating a contemporary dance solo which responds to the manual labour demands and low wages of workers in India.
Kamala Devam – a classical Bharata Natyam dancer, Kamala will use Kala Sangam’s space to develop a new jathiswaram solo set to live western and Indian classical music.
Interested in what they might create? Join us on Saturday September 16th here at Kala Sangam when each of the artists will be presenting scratch performances of their new work for the first time – tickets will be on sale soon!