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ALTERED BOUNDARIES

This new work by Jonathan Mayer is a concept of a string quartet, which is not a new one and even one incorporating Indian music is not new either. However, replacing the standard x2 violins, viola & cello with x2 sitars, sarod & sarangi, it

THE HUM IN MY HEART

Four different stories in Four different places, each developed from the ‘local’ told through Kathak and physical theatre for a compelling exploration of mental health.  A unique regional project exploring and giving voice to issues of mental health in communities when there is no word to describe it, where

My Grandad & I…

“Many, many, years ago, when the Sikhs first came to our country, they had to cut off their hair to get a job... I didn’t know that! One of them was my grandad, who had got himself a job driving buses, but when he turned

A THOUSAND FACES

A heresy to burn a book, but acceptable to burn a woman...  A bold dance-theatre featuring Amina Khayyam using ang abhinaya, A THOUSAND FACES subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence. Abhinaya is part of

The Veena is a stringed lute instrument, which is also the oldest within the South Asian tradition and often overshadowed by its North Indian cousin, the Sitar. Each individual instrument has its own tonal quality, style and timbre. In One, Mithila Sarma, looks at creating a new

ARRANGE THAT MARRIAGE

Throw in a couple of hysterical parents and some confused young ones… add a ‘liberal’ helping of emotional blackmail and some good old fashioned cultural pressure… allow to simmer .. then sprinkle with music and dance from the Bollywood, Nashville and R&B genres… What do