Indika Festival returns to Capstone Theatre this month

This month our annual festival of world-class Indian performing arts returns to The Capstone Theatre from Friday 25 July to Friday 1 August 2014.

With a host of India’s leading artistes performing, this year’s festival features classical music and dance evening performances, traditional morning raga concerts and a family friendly garden party on the opening Saturday.

The theme of this year’s festival is collaboration, and throughout the week we’ll see collaborations between Indian music genres and dance styles alongside unusual instrument combinations.

The opening performance Light on the Path will be a highlight of the festival on Friday 25 July. Featuring India’s leading Bharatanatyam dance duo The Dhanajayans, Carnatic pianist Anil Srinivasan and vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan, the innovative performance explores the theme of light, devotion and enlightenment.

The Garden Party on Saturday 26 July is a chance for friends and families to get together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the award winning Angel Field Gardens. With entertainment ranging from Bhangra dancing to classical music and world music rhythms along with a variety of Indian food and drink there’ll be plenty to entertain all ages.

Other highlights of the festival include the popular Morning Raga concerts at 8am on Sunday 27 and Wednesday 30 July, the Ratna Award Competition performances on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 July, and the final night performance by Pandit Birju Maharaj, affectionately known as the Father of Kathak on Friday 1 August.

Running as part of IFB Culture, Indika is the biggest celebration of classical Indian arts in Europe and a highlight of the Liverpool festival season.

See full listings at www.milapfest.com/whats-on and book on-line with zero booking fee!

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