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Devi: Cinema with live score

Bombay Talkies and Asian Arts Agency presents Devi: classic Indian cinema with live score, celebrating 101 years of Indian Cinema

Talvin Singh, one of the most influential figures in British Asian music, celebrates 101 years of Indian cinema with this blend of film and live music. The Mercury Prize-winner and master of the tabla has assembled a cross-cultural line-up of superb musicians to improvise a new score to the iconic Indian arthouse classic Devi (1960).

Exploring and extending key elements of the film’s original soundtrack, the musicians riff and reinvent the score in a potent blend of classical Indian and contemporary music. Devi (Goddess) is a seminal work by Satyajit Ray who has achieved iconic status in India and is acknowledged as one of the most significant film-makers of the 20th century.

Talvin and Roopa Panesar also perform a classical set as a special feature to engage the audience with the synergy of their instruments and traditional repertoire. The evening is rounded off with a finale performed to selected still images from this epic masterpiece of a film.

Friday 10th October 2014 | 19:30 | £12 | Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Friday, October 10, 2014
Roopa Panesar, Talvin Singh
Nishat Khan: Sitar Recital

Following a highly successful appearance at the BBC Proms in 2013 when his sitar concerto Gate of the Moon was premièred, we now have a rare chance to listen to a solo performance by Ustad Nishat Khan, virtuoso sitar player and leading light of one of the most famous music families in the North Indian classical tradition.

His father is Ustad Imrat Khan and his uncle is the late Ustad Vilayat Khan.  Nishat has performed and worked with a diversity of legends including Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, Paco Peña, Evelyn Glennie and has also composed for films.

Nishat is accompanied on tabla by Shahbaz Hussain who has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting tabla players of his generation. 

Sunday 12th October 2014 | 7 pm | £28, £26, £20, £15 | Cadogan Hall, London

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Nishat Khan, Shahbaz Hussain
Masters of Percussion: Zakir Hussain

Tabla master Zakir Hussain returns to the Barbican with a hand-picked group of India’s finest young musicians, with a classical repertoire of ragas and talas at the heart of a group that explores the frontier between traditional and contemporary.

Zakir’s spectacular tabla solos are one of the great sights and sounds in music today – a virtuoso at the very height of his creative powers, accompanied by Rakesh Chaurasia (bansoori), Ganesh Rajagopalan (violin), Sridar Parthasarathy (mridangam & kanjira), Navin Sharma (dholak) and T.H.V. Umashankar (ghatam).

Saturday 18th October 2014 | 19:30 | £10–35 plus booking fee | Barbican Hall

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Navin Sharma, Rakesh Chaurasia, Sridar Parthasarathy, T.H.V. Umashankar., Zakir Hussain
Yerma (Pulse Dance Club choice)

Amina Khayyam Dance Co present a kathak interpretation of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s anguishing story of Yerma, who suffers heart breaking social torment of a childless marriage that forces her to commit a horrific and an irrevocable act. Lorca’s savage yet poetical lyrical play set in rural patriarchal and religiously repressive Spain is re-imagined as an Indian classical dance for an inner city British community.

The performance will be accompanied by live music including tabla artist Debasish Mukherjee and vocalist Lucy Rahman. Amina Khayyam is one of UK’s leading south Asian dance artists, who makes new work using kathak as the main core of a piece, but uses cross-form mediums in her narrative.

Saturday 25th October 2014 | 7.30 pm | £10 (£5 concessions) | Newcastle Performance Academy, Newcastle College, NE4 7SA | Box Office: GemArts on 0191 440 4124 or info@gemarts.org

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Amina Khayyam Company
'T3' Time and Timelessness with Tagore

Chhandam and Associates present


Time and Timelessness with Tagore.

Colourful music, dance and drama.

Sunday 26th October 2014 | 7pm | £15 & £10 | Bhavan Centre

For Tickets and more information about the programme, please contact: Dalia Dasgupta on 07889 336715 or email: dalia.dasgupta@btinternet.com

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge

ATMA Dance presents: Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge

A pair of conceptually complementary works by Mayuri Boonham.

Two brand new works, Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge, draw on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts to explore the ancient questions of creation and human life through dance. Ex Nihilo is an expression of the poetic thinking and abstract imagery questioning the time before the Big Bang whilst The Human Edge draws inspiration from the aspect of the universe that is perceivably within our grasp - the human angle.

Based on the story of Sati the choreography evokes the drama of Sati’s life and death as a metaphor of a star. Featuring sound installation from Bill Fontana and music composed by Boonham's long-term collaborators, Midival Punditz.

Principally commissioned by The Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet Studio Programme and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. For more information visit www.atmadance.com

Thursday 30th October 2014 | 7.30pm | Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth BN1 2BU Box Office: 01202 203603 | www.pdsw.org.uk

Saturday 29th November 2014 | 7.30pm | Newcastle College Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SA |Box Office: 0191 440 4124 www.gemarts.org

Wednesday 10th December 2014 | 7.30pm | Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford Box Office: 01483 686876 | www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/whatson/

Thursday, October 30, 2014
ATMA Dance, Mayuri Boonham
Rhythm Diaries

British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West.

In Rhythm Diaries, Bernhard takes his audience on an exciting voyage through melody and rhythm, weaving together stories of his extensive travels, encounters with many great musicians and how these influences have shaped his personal journey today.

Thursday 30th October | 7.30pm | £10 / £5 | Embrace Arts, Leicester

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Diwali Celebrations

Diwali Celebrations 1st November 2014

Gateshead Visible Ethnic Minority Support Group (GVEMSG) and GemArts will be laying on a fantastic evening of music, food and celebrations at their annual Diwali Festival.

Join in the festivities with friends and family with entertainment from regional musicians, performers and DJ’s spinning the very best Bhangra and Bollywood tunes

Saturday 1st November 2014 | £5 Family Ticket (group of up to 5 people) | 7 pm | Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, NE8 1HH | Box Office: 0191 440 4124 www.gemarts.org

Saturday, November 1, 2014
He Who Tells a Story

Akademi presents an evening with Abhay Shankar Mishra who will create a kathak experience through his performance.

The evening will be comprised of both classical and contemporary interpretations of kathak.

For tickets and more information see: http://akademi.co.uk/whats-on/he-who-tells-a-story/

The performance will be followed by Akademi Adda, a new kathak jam uniting kathak artists of all levels together for a relaxed event.  More information coming soon. Keep an eye on Akademi's website www.akademi.co.uk for updates.

Saturday 1st November 2014 | 7.30pm | £10 / £8 concession | 9pm Club Night £5 | Joint Ticket £12 / £10 concessions| Rich Mix

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Abhay Shankar Misra

A new collaboration between two highly respected award-winning dance artists, Akram Khan and Israel Galván.

In just over a decade Akram Khan has created an imaginative, highly accessible and relevant body of work including productions such as DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and Dust

The multi-award-winning Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Galván is known for his innovative choreography and exquisite dancing technique.

Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th November 2014 |  7.30 pm (no performance Thursday) | £12 – £38 | Sadler's Wells

Monday, November 3, 2014
Akram Khan, Israel Galván