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Bollywood Carmen is a one hour spectacular that re-imagines the story of Bizet's Carmen in a contemporary Bollywood style. The event will take place on the 9th June 2013 at City Park in Bradford and will be broadcast on BBC Three.Sunday, June 9, 2013
Bollywood Icons: 100 years of Indian Cinema : Final Week
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 10, 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 10, 2013
Described as a "masterpiece" (The Observer), Akram Khan’s Olivier Award-winning solo show will return to Sadler’s Wells in June for a third run after a sell-out world tour (Rome, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Athens and Paris). Meaning “homeland” in Bengali, DESH is one of Khan’s most personal works to date. At once intimate and epic, DESH confronts the power of our personal heritage and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. The production features collaborations with visual artist Tim Yip (production designer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), award-winning lighting designer Michael Hulls, writer and poet Karthika Nair, Olivier Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook and slam poet PolarBear.
Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th JuneTuesday, June 11, 2013
|Akram Khan, Jocelyn Pook, Karthika Nair, Michael Hulls, PolarBear., Tim Yip|
Bollywood - the Cabaret
Fresh from its successful tour of Spain, dance show Bollywood - The Cabaret comes to Solihull Arts Complex this June, for its UK Premiere. Led by Birmingham choreographer Sneha Mistri, the production uses the classic concept of a 'play within a play' to tell the story of a dance company and the secrets, bitter rivalries and unrequited love between its young stars.. We join them as they discover whether happy endings are only ever possible on stage... This sumptuous celebration of the music, movement and colour of Bollywood, features classical Indian dance fusion, funk, jazz and ballet, accompanied by a stunning soundtrack of new and classic Bollywood hits. Includes a special 10 minute curtain-raiser performance from Solihull-based Anjali Dance Group!
Presented by sampad South Asian arts in association with Solihull Arts Complex and Anjali Dance Group, with generous support from State Bank of India.
Tuesday 11th June 7.30Tuesday, June 11, 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.
Key Theatre, Peterborough: 11 - 15 June
Theatre Royal Windsor: 18 - 22 JuneTuesday, June 11, 2013
Magical Music of Maihar
Milapfest presents Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, widely recognised as one of the leading sarod musicians of our time, having toured extensively all over the world and collaborated with a wide range of musicians. Ranajit is accompanied by internationally renowned tabla artist Kousic Sen. Together they present a programme of pieces displaying the artistic brilliance of the famous Maihar Gharana.
Thursday 13th June 2013, 7:45pm | Purcell RoomThursday, June 13, 2013
|Kousic Sen, Ranajit Sengupta|
A Topical Debate
Pankaj Mishra, Kamila Shamsie and Mirza Waheed in a Topical Debate
TCF-UK, welcomes authors Pankaj Mishra, Kamila Shamsie and Mirza Waheed for an evening of literary conversation. Bringing their Indian, Pakistani and Kashmiri roots, the trio will join forces for a topical debate on Pankaj’s latest, critically acclaimed book From the Ruins of Empire.
In aid of TCF-UK, Pakistan's education charity.
13th June 2013 | 7.00pm–9.00pm | £15 | refreshments will be providedThursday, June 13, 2013
|Kamila Shamsie, Mirza Waheed, Pankaj Mishra|
Apoorva Jayaraman bharatanatyam Natalie Rout odissi
Natalie Rout is based in the UK. Natalie has received two Milapfest scholarships giving her an opportunity to train with Guru Ratikant Mohapatra and Guru Sujata Mohapatra respectively. At the odissi international dance festival in 2012 held in India, Natalie was named as one of the ‘Top ten odissi talents’ and has been invited to perform at several international dance festivals in autumn 2013. For Timeless, she performs a mix of traditional and contemporary odissi pieces, some of which have been choreographed by herself.
'Natalie Rout danced with complete involvement striking sculpturesque poses in nritta, a pallavi. With her natural beauty and youth she drew attention of senior dancers.' Dr Sunil Kothari
Apoorva Jayaraman trained in bharatanatyam with Priyadarsini Govind. Since then her focus has expanded into choreography and teaching, in India, the USA and the UK.
Apoorva will be performing a selection of pieces choreographed by Priyadarsini Govind. The pieces explore an array of themes and emotions.
'Apoorva has an extraordinary feel for movement and melody. Combined with her keen focus and commitment she is a dancer to watch.' Priyadarsini Govind
Tickets: Stalls: £8.00 Balcony: £5.00
Reservations: 07985 537 480 (Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm)
14th June 2013 | 19:30 until 21:30Friday, June 14, 2013
|Apoorva Jayaraman, Rani Natalie Rout|
Debdas is a new and contemporary adaptation of the frequently dramatized and filmed 1917 Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopdhyay. The original story is derived from the Hindu myths of the triangular tangles of romance between the divine Krishna and his loves Radha and Meera. This contemporary play, set in the 1970s in Britain and partly in Bengal, examines the nature of love and commitment and tells the story of one man and two women and the dramatic dilemmas that their distinct relationships face through tradition, through the dictates and debates of the era and through the primal promptings of mind, body and heart. It is a story that reflects the nuance of its setting but is universal and timeless in being an argument of what we mean by ‘love’.
Friday 14th- Sunday 16th June
Friday 15th June 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Saturday 15th June : 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Sunday 16th June : 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 7.30pm - 9.30pmFriday, June 14, 2013