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Mayuri Boonham's exciting new dance/sculpture piece.
Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June | At various times during the day
For choreographer Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan, Shiva’s Dance symbolizes a period of change. The god Shiva gives the strength to endure times of transition. In this performance Satishkoemar draws from the classical Indian dance repertoires he learned in his youth and has transformed them into contemporary group choreographies.
The dance company consists of ten dancers who are partly trained in bharatanatyam dance style. Live music accompanies the performance: the mridangam (two sided drum) is played by Prasanth Piranavanathan, the nattuvangam (cymbals) is played by Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan, vocals are supplied by Usha Ramesh and Meher Khan Muztar, and Yazhini Prasanth plays the violin.
Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan is an Amsterdam choreographer whose work has been performed in large theatres in the Netherlands such as the Tropentheater and Korzo.
May 31st, 2013 at 8 pm (ending at 9 pm)
Theater De Omval, Diemen| Entrance fee € 12,50 For reservations firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone 06 – 267 23 010Friday, May 31, 2013
Bollywood Icons: 100 years of Indian Cinema
2013 marks the centenary of Indian cinema, one of the most prolific film industries in the world. It was a hundred years ago that India screened its first ever film, Raja Harishchandra, in Mumbai (then Bombay). To commemorate the historic occasion, the National Media Museum is showcasing some of Bollywood’s best known actors and the industry’s most loved films with the exhibition Bollywood Icons: 100 Years of Indian Cinema.
Bollywood Icons looks at Indian cinema’s fascination with stars through a vibrant collection of classic and contemporary posters, many of them rare hand painted prints, with some dating back to the early 1940s. The posters say as much about the real lives of the stars they feature, as they do about the films they promote. Many of the posters feature popular romantic couples through the decades, some of whom fell in love in real life as well as on-screen. The exhibition also features footage of some of Bollywood’s most spectacular song and dance sequences. Bollywood Icons will appeal to fans of popular Indian cinema of all generations and is also a great introduction for newcomers.
The exhibition also explores the theme of iconic women in Indian cinema, including Fearless Nadia the stage name of Mary Evans. Evans was an Australian-born actress with an English father who went on to star in dozens of Indian films from the 1930s – 1960s. She performed her own stunts, and often those of her male co-stars, and was given the ‘Fearless’ moniker by the director of her action films, Homi Wadia, whom she later married.
Gallery Two: Until 16 June 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Bollywood Poster Exhibition
The Drum, along with a consortium of partners including Sampad, is hosting a major exhibition of film posters as part of Bollywood 100 in Birmingham, the city-wide celebrations marking one hundred years of Indian cinema. A hundred years ago India's Dadasaheb Phalke, a pioneer in his own right, made a silent movie about a king who never lied; marking the beginning of Indian cinema. By the early 40's the industry had developed, based on a winning recipe which still contributes today to the fame and mass appeal of Indian cinema, namely; song, dance, drama and fantasy.
1st May to 29th JuneMonday, June 3, 2013
Dance India: Asia Pacific Edition
DANCE INDIA Asia Pacific returns for a second time after its successful premiere launch in Singapore last year.
This year it attempts to offer a more holistic experience to the discerning dancer through the introduction of new genres in its workshops.
Tuesday 4 June – Sunday 9th June, SingaporeTuesday, June 4, 2013
Break the Floorboards
Rifco Arts present a new dance comedy drama, opening May 2013.
All Zain wants to do dance, but his family, the local fascists and his two left feet are getting in the way. Fusing the captivating dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is the tale of one young boy's attempts to escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre: 4 - 8 June
Key Theatre, Peterborough: 11 - 15 June
Theatre Royal Windsor: 18 - 22 JuneTuesday, June 4, 2013
Rising is a solo performance by Aakash Odedra. Individual works have been specially choreographed for him by artists Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Akram Khan, and the evening opens with a classical kathak variation which Aakash has choreographed himself. Each piece uses Aakash’s background in kathak and bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance, complemented with lighting by Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa.
The project has been commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre, Leicester and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi. Presented in partnership with New Dance4
£15 (£12 concessions) £9.50 restricted view | Tuesday 4th June 8pm | Djanogly TheatreTuesday, June 4, 2013
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013: Open Souls
Ranjana Ghatak vocals
Jason Singh beatboxing/sound artist
Seb Rochford drums
Ranjana Ghatak joins forces with Seb Rochford and beatboxer Jason Singh to explore the relationships between their different musical influences. The collaboration allows them to experiment with Indian classical compositions, contemporary music, elements of jazz and intricately textured atmospheric sounds to create driving, improvised rhythms.
In partnership with Bishopsgate InstituteFriday, June 7, 2013
|Jason Singh, Ranjana Ghatak, Seb Rochford|
Yogeshwaram and the Carnatic Music Ensemble
The AMC presents Yogeswaran and The Carnatic Music Ensemble.
Manickam Yogeswaran or ‘Yoga’ is a versatile singer and instrumental performer. During his childhood, Yoga was exposed to a wide variety traditional temple music. He believes these early experiences are the main source of the power and expressive range for which his voice is critically acclaimed. It shaped his passion for Thevaram Hymns, the Tamil Isai repertoire in addition to Carnatic music that constitutes the southern branch of India’s classical music. As a result, his musical expression has reached the festival audiences at Chennai just as those at the BBC Proms; Glastonbury, The Arts and Ideas Festival (USA) and Womad.
He is equally at home in contemporary music and in bharatanatyam, having performed all over the UK, Europe and Canada.
For this special recital at the AMC Yoga will be accompanied by The Carnatic Music Ensemble: S. Jalatharan - Violin | J. Padmanabhan - Mirdangam | A. Srinivasan – Morsing (jew's harp) Tanpura player (long-necked lute as drone)
Friday 7th June |7pm Museum of Asian Music |£10 (Advanced booking required)
For further information please contact 0208 742 9911 or email email@example.comFriday, June 7, 2013
|Carnatic Music Ensemble, Manickam Yogeswaran|
Lokkhi Terra / Alex Wilson's Trio Mali Latino
In Bengali, 'Lokkhi Terra' means to find beauty in imperfection. Lokkhi Terra are one of London's best-kept secrets – and probably the world's best Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group. The man behind it all is Bangladeshi Kishon Khan. He has formidable Latin piano skills, learnt in Cuba. Khan has assembled a superb band, 'widely acknowledged as an international force to be reckoned with' (Songlines). 'A seamless collage of some of the best noises this planet's ever made' (WOMAD)
Another fine Latin jazz pianist, British-born Alex Wilson, is behind the Trio Mali Latino. Steeped in the Afro-Cuban/Caribbean tradition, Alex presents a touring band drawn from his superb Mali Latino album ('Definitely on my shortlist for our 2010 World Music Album of the year' Glyn Phillips, Worldmusic.co.uk). Wilson is joined by Malian-born Ahmed Fofana (vocals, guitar, balafon, ngoni, djembe) and Venezuelan-born Edwin Sanz (percussion). A fitting finale to Songlines Encounters, these three musicians showcase a multitude of instruments, and welcome a very special guest – virtuoso Cuban violinist, Omar Puente – the man 'with a heart that beats with a Cuban rhythm'.
Songlines Encounters Festival Music
Saturday, 8 June 2013 - 7:30pm | Hall One | Price: £24.50 / £19.50 / £17.50 / £14.50 / Online Savers £9.50*Saturday, June 8, 2013