Saturday 4 April 2020

Saturday 4 April

3pm

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Tickets £15 | £13.50 conc | £17 doors (includes admin fees)
Venue Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4PG

INDIAN CLASSICAL – MUSIC FOR SAROD & TABLA
ARNAB CHAKRABARTY accompanied by TALVIN SINGH

Toronto-based musician Arnab Chakrabarty is an outstanding exponent sarod (of the Indian lute family). Easily among the top handful of sarod players in the world today, Arnab’s performances are noteworthy for a profound understanding of raga forms, deep erudition of both the sarod tradition. He will be joined by the Mercury Prize winner for OK album Talvin Singh on Tabla. Talvin has helped to demystify Indian classical music, inspiring a whole new generation of musicians and producers of contemporary music in India.

Arnab Chakrabarty – sarod
Talvin Singh – tabla

Indo Jazz Collaborations – The Music Of John Mayer With An Exhibition

Sat 19 Dec / 7:30pm

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VenueStorey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Taking inspiration from his father, Jonathan Mayer revisited material from the 1960s. John Mayer formerly Indo Jazz Fusions in 1966 and this quartet will also play new original material.

JONATHAN MAYER

Jonathan Mayer has studied sitar with Clem Alford, Ustad Wajahat Khan & Pandit Subroto Roy Choudhury. He has performance across the globe including prestigious concerts such as Dover Lane & The Royal Festival Hall. As a composer he has written for The Orlando Consort, LPO & The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics.

MITEL PUROHIT

Mitel Purohit studied tabla from Pandit Sanju Sahai and has played with artists such Jagjit Singh, Rahat Fate Ali Khan & London Philharmonic Orchestra.

TONY LEVIN

The son of the outstanding drummer, the late Tony Levin, Miles has worked with many of the best Birmingham jazz musicians and leading his own groups. Having been part of a quintet led by saxophonist Paul Dunmall, a long-time associate of his father, he has recently worked with the likes of Edgar Macias and Steve Sherriff

STEVE TROMANS

Pianist and composer Steve Tromans has been active on the music scene since the 1990s. He has given over 6,000 performances on a national and international level, at venues ranging in size from festival stages to the intimacy of club spaces. As a composer he has written more than 100 compositions, and received major commissions from a series of major arts organisations in the

Jonathan Mayer – Sitar
Mitel Purohit – Tabla
Tony Levein – Drums
Steve Tromans – Piano

Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind

Saturday 29, 30 June & Sunday 21 July / 12pm – 1:30pm

29 Jun – Book Online

30 Jun – Book Online

21 Jul – Book Online

Tickets £12 per session (90 mins)
VenueStorey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind —
Tina Rawal

Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind – Tina is a BWY Diploma Accredited yoga teacher. Her continuing education is shared with all her students through her love of yogic text and chanting.   Her goal is to create space and stillness in body, mind and heart.   

…I teach in the Viniyoga tradition where postures are adapted to suit the individual. This tradition uses tools including body, breath and voice work. The heart of this tradition is the use of the Breath. The intelligent use of breath informs the practice of asana…” — Tina Rawal

Sunday 30 June – Natyanjali Dance School

Sunday 30 June / 5pm

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Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Venue Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7 GX

Chilanka Pooja —
Natyanjali Dance School

Chilanka pooja literally means ‘worshipping anklets’. In Bharathanatyam, anklets (chilanka) are considered sacred. Students of dance do Chilanka pooja after atleast 3 – 4 years of training, and provided the teacher thinks that he/she is ready physically and mentally to perform a formal dance recital. This is one of the major milestones in a dancer’s life. This is the first time the girls will formally do a dance repertoire wearing their “chilankas” to live Carnatic music. To qualify for this milestone, the dancers should have the basic knowledge of the artform and rhythm. They will step into the world of storytelling through this process and make use of the art form’s rich vocabulary of hand gestures and body language to facilitate the same.

Natyanjali Dance School led by its Artistic director Divya Ramkumar, is a performing arts school with centres in Cambridge and Sawston, where we train children and adults in the South Indian dance Form of Bharatanatyam.

Sunday 21 July – Uphaar Dance Company / Parbati Chaudhury / Elena Catalano

Sunday 21 July / 6pm

Main Hall

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Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Mohini Attam —
Uphaar Dance Company

Upahaar School of Dance was founded by Shalini Shivashankar with the simple desire to share the joy experienced from expressing and communicating through dance. Upahaar will present dance recital of Mohiniattam.

Kathak —
Parbati Chaudhury

Parbati Chaudhury is a London – born and based performer – teacher – maker specialising in Kathak, whose training con tinues with Urja Desai Thakore.She regularly features in Pagrav Dance Company, Akademi and Kadam productions, and performed in Amina Khayyam Dance Company’s SLUT at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

Odissi —
Elena Catalano

Elena has established herself as one of the finest odissi dancers in this country. She has extensively trained under Guru Sujata Mohapatra, and furthered her performance and musical skills under Guru Madhavi Mudghal and the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.

Friday 19 July – Kala Chetna / Arunima Kumar

Friday 19 July / 7:30pm

Main Hall

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Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Kathakali Dance —
Kala Chetna

Barbara Vijaykumar & Kalamandalam Vijaykumar: Kathakali is a masterpiece of sacred theatre that erupts on stage with striking visual images that expose the magical world of South India. Nurtured for centuries by the remarkable people of Kerala, Kathakali leads the audience into the entrancing world of storytelling.

Kuchipudi —
Arunima Kumar

Arunima Kumar is one of India’s most accomplished award winning Kuchipudi dancer, teacher and a choreographer based in London. She believes that Indian classical arts have the power to transcend nationalities and are timeless . Critics call her the “face of Kuchipudi” and “woman of the future”.

Sunday 30 June – Krishna Zivraj

Sunday 30 June / 7:30pm

Main Hall

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Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Bharatanatyam Dance —
Krishna Zivraj

“I search for dance that connects me to my soul” – Krishna Zivraj

Krishna’s artistic vision is to engage in choreographic exploration using South Indian classical dance technique as movement vocabulary. She creates high quality works that entwine the art of Indian storytelling with movement, fusing this with aspects of Western art and culture. The result is an original, interactive and multicultural dance performance, perfect for families.

Saturday 29 June – Alpana Sengupta Dance Company

Saturday 29 June / 7:30pm

Main Hall

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Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Kathak Dance —
Alpana Sengupta Dance Company

Alpana Sengupta Dance Company Presents an Evening of kathak showing all aspects of this versatile North Indian Classical Dance style. Alpana Sengupta is a brilliant specialist of the vivid and mesmerising Kathak Style, she has been a leading pioneer in raising the awareness of Indian Dance throughout Britain.

Friday 28 June – Sadir: Dancing for Rajahs, Nawabs, and the Officers of The Raj — Swarnamalya Ganesh

Friday 28 June / 7:30pm

Main Hall

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Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Sadir: Dancing for Rajahs, Nawabs, and the Officers of The Raj —
Swarnamalya Ganesh

A performance with live music. A First ever unique selections from the court and salon Sadir dance repertoire from British India, performed by the captivating dancer, actor, and noted scholar Dr Swarnamalya Ganesh. Sadir or the invitational performances of the 17th to early 20th century Southern India.

Presented by SAMA in Association with Akademi with support from ICCR

Followed by a Q+A with Dr Avanthi Meduri