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DANCE INDIA is the only residential international summer school for Indian dance in the UK. The school supports the learning, development and performance of Indian dance across the globe, with schools now taking place in both the UK and Singapore. The UK school based in Liverpool provides an intensive week of training where participants completely immerse themselves in the world of Indian dance. During their stay, students take part in a wide range of activities, learning experiences, training opportunities and performances.
Saturday 27th July to Saturday 3rd August 2013Saturday, July 27, 2013
Indian Tempest at The Globe
INDIAN TEMPEST By William Shakespeare. Footsbarn , the company from Allier, France, return to The Globe with their heady mix of street theatre, circus, mime, shadow play and carnival. With Indian and European actors and a strong flavour of Kerala, Indian Tempest brings together magic and illusion, desire and romantic love, dreams and ambition, as well as treachery and torment – all with more than a dash of comedy. Performed in English, Malayalam, French and Sanskrit
29th July to 3rd August
'Joyously eccentric, wondrously witty’ The Independent on Footbarn’s Christmas Cracker. ‘It's pleasure and magic’, The Irish Times on Footsbarn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘Utterly joyful’, The Guardian on Footsbarn’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamMonday, July 29, 2013
The Cosmic Dance
Punjabi-born British composer Naresh Sohal’s second Proms commission, The Cosmic Dance, examines the idea of creation as interpreted in two very different disciplines: mathematical theory and the ancient texts of the Upanishads and the Rig Veda. 45 mins.
The Cosmic Dance (45 mins) | Interval | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor (41 mins) | Interval | Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins) | Nikolai Lugansky piano | Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)| Peter Oundjian conductor, Proms debut artist
Friday 2nd August 7.30pm – c. 10.45pm Royal Albert Hall
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3Friday, August 2, 2013
|Naresh Sohal, Nicolai Lugansky, Peter Oundjian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra|
Milapfest's MUSIC INDIA will take place in London for the first time. For 3 days from Sunday 4 - Tuesday 6 August, masterclasses in Violin, Sitar, Tabla and Flute, will run alongside two interactive courses to explore and develop individual musical style, technique and composition.
MUSIC INDIA Masterclasses:
Carnatic Violin taught by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan | Sitar taught by Gaurav Mazumdar | Hindustani Flute (Bansuri) taught by Rakesh Chaurasia | Tabla taught by Kousic Sen
MUSIC INDIA Courses: Discover Indian Music taught by Anil Srinivasan
This is a 3 day exploration for music students, aspiring composers, performers, or teachers of any genre.
Composition in Indian Music taught by Pandit Ranajit Sengupta. Composition in Indian music is for musicians or composers who want to develop their own skills in composition, and start to explore ways in which they could create compositions based in Indian traditions.
Questions? Please call 0151 291 3949Sunday, August 4, 2013
Pt. Uday Bhawalkar leads an intensive five-day vocal course at the Museum of Asian Music again this year, for those wishing to study Dhrupad, one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music.
Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2013 | 10.00am – 5.00pm daily (All courses are subject to change without notice).
All levels welcomed.Monday, August 5, 2013
Prom 39: Holst's Indra, Nishat Khan Sitar Concerto, Vaughan Williams
Two visions of India and a portrait of London. Gustav Holst’s fascination with Sanksrit literature found early expression in the 1903 tone-poem Indra, composed before the first set of his Hymns from the Rig Veda. David Atherton conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in this and the world premiere of Nishat Khan’s Sitar Concerto No. 1, with the composer as soloist.
First performed in 1914, Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony evokes the chimes of Westminster, a chill November in Bloomsbury and the bright lights of the Strand in a city that would soon be scarred by war.
Holst Indra (12 mins) | Nishat Khan The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1) (40 mins) BBC Commission, World Premiere | Interval | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (45 mins) |
Nishat Khan sitar | BBC National Orchestra of Wales | David Atherton conductor
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and the Asian Network
Monday 12th August 7.00pm – c. 9.15pmMonday, August 12, 2013
|BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Atherton, Nishat Khan|
On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 in association with Star Plus Leicester invites the whole of the UK to experience a glittering mix of live music, dance, food, fashion arts and culture at the Leicester Belgrave Mela Festival. Indulge in delicious Indian cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent and shop till you drop in our famous Mela Bazaar. Enjoy a whole host of free South Asian arts and cultural activities throughout the city centre and experience electrifying live entertainment on the main stage. Join us, along with a few celebrity guests, for a free, fun-filled day out for the whole family! Supported by Leicester City Council.Monday, August 26, 2013
Leicester Mela 2013
On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 in association with Star Plus
Live music, dance, food, fashion arts and culture Festival.
Supported by Leicester City Council.Monday, August 26, 2013
The London Mela 2013
This year is the London Mela's 11th birthday and they plan to celebrate in style with a spectacular carnival, a photographic exhibition of the Mela’s history and a concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
There will be plenty of activities, attractions, shows and music throughout the day.
Sunday 1st September 2013 |1pm to 8.30pm | Free
Gunnersbury Park, London W3Sunday, September 1, 2013
The annual Darbar festival brings together India’s two traditions – Hindustani (north Indian) and Carnatic (south Indian).
Along with the concerts there are free family events in the South Bank's foyers, opportunities to mingle with musicians at CD-signing sessions, the Darbar Bazaar, with a specially selected range of stunning Indian scarves, jewelry, saris and miniature paintings.
For those wanting to experience how concerts would have been originally presented in darbars (royal courts), go along to the new Darbar Unplugged concerts.
And if you’re hungry to learn more about this fascinating genre, sign up to the Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course.
Thursday 12th September 2013 - Sunday 22nd September 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013