This summer we have a really exciting programme coming up at The Capstone Theatre in Liverpool. Our summer festival, Indika, features some of the world’s finest musicians and dancers, many of whom are travelling from India, Europe andthe USA. Over 11 days, you’ll see artforms from North India alongside those of South India, enjoy unique collaborations, and witness some of the most creative expressions of classical Indian arts.
A traditional Morning Raga concert on 18 August offers a rare experience, not usually found in the UK. This free concert, with leading Bansuri player Rakesh Chaurasia demonstrates the traditional forms of raga performance, where each raga is specific to a time of day or season.
In addition to the performance programme, a series of free lecture-demonstrations take place daily at 4:30pm covering topics such as Improvisation, The North, South Divide, and Setting the mood; how ragas make a difference.
REFLECTIONS – 14 August
Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia & Shashank Subramaniam
For the very first time, two of the leading bansuri players of the Hindustani and Carnatic styles present an electrifying duet performance.
NIRMANIKA – 17 August
Featuring Apsaras Arts Dance Company (Singapore) and dancers from the UK
An innovative and fascinating dance production exploring some of South Asia’s most famous and beautiful architectural monuments.
GLOBAL CARNATIC – 18 August
Featuring Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Anil Srinivasan & Gaurav Mazumdar
A unique blend of Carnatic, Hindustani and Western music traditions.
MAYA – 19 August
Featuring Priyadarsini Govind & Sujata Mohapatra
A double bill dance performance featuring two of India’s leading soloists of the Bharatanatyam and Odissi styles.
TIMELESS – 23 August
Featuring Leela Samson & Sanjukta Sinha
One of the most outstanding and prominent Bharatanatyam dancers and a rising star of Kathak feature in this double bill performance.