Undiscovered India

Posted on by Archana

There’s an enormous wave of artistic talent flowing out of India today! We’ve all seen brilliant musical maestros and dancers perform in the UK who have gone on to gather tremendous acclaim and following around the World. But there’s been little opportunity to engage with the new generation of brilliant, captivating artists – the new stars whose passion and dedication is helping to preserve many beautiful and ancient Indian art forms.

With this amazing pool of talent, eagerly waiting to be seen and heard, we thought we would do something radically different for our Autumn season. Undiscovered India is a
national showcase of concerts, featuring brilliant Indian music and dance artists from around the world, off ering you an incredible opportunity to see something unusual and inspiring.

Whilst the season focuses on ‘the Generation Next’ of Indian Arts, we’ll also have special performances of some leading artists, presenting their craft in exciting new ways.
Highlights of the season include a solo performance by one of the world’s leading mridangists, Patri Satish Kumar, and an evening with Pravin Godkhindi, an incredible Bansuri player whose influences cross Western, Carnatic and Jazz genres. Continuing
on the undiscovered theme, we present emerging artist Alif Laila, a US based classical Sitarist, who looks at the conceptual side of music and explores the spontaneous exchange between musician and instrument. In dance, much-loved Kathak artist Sonia Sabri
presents the National Premiere of her brand new commission, Kaavish, combining the rich traditions of classical dance with a fresh contemporary approach. You’ll also be able to rediscover the amazing musical talents of our own country in The Great British Gharana, a brand new & path breaking premiere music concert featuring some of the finest young musicians of Britain who constitute this Gharana.

There’s so much to look forward to & rejoice in! Join us to experience some amazing performances that will mark a new beginning in the Indian concert experience!

UNDISCOVERED INDIA – SEASON LINE-UP

(Click on each event below to read more about it)

Music

Sat 22 Sep 2012 – Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sat 29 Sep 2012 – Joydeep Ghosh & Kousic Sen, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Thu 4 Oct 2012 – Pravin Godkhindi & Kousic Sen, Southbank Centre, London-  cancelled
Thu 4 Oct 2012 – Shiraz, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Sat 20 Oct 2012 – Tarang, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sat 27 Oct 2012 – Tarang, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Sat 3 Nov 2012 – Tarang, Southbank Centre, London
Sat 17 Nov 2012 – Gaurav Mazumdar & Kousic Sen, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Fri 23 Nov 2012 – The Great British Gharana, Southbank Centre, London
Sat 24 Nov 2012 – Alif Laila & Kousic Sen, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Thu 29 Nov 2012 – Alif Laila & Kousic Sen, Southbank Centre, London
Fri 30 Nov 2012 – Patri Satish Kumar , Southbank Centre, London
Sat 1 Dec 2012 – Tarun Bhattacharya & Kousic Sen, Southbank Centre, London

Dance

Thu 18 Oct 2012 – Timeless, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Sun 4 Nov 2012 – Misrana , The Lowry, Salford Quays
Sat 17 Nov 2012 – Kaavish (National Premiere) , Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Fri 7 Dec 2012 – Vidhya Subramaniam, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London
Sat 8 Dec 2012 – Vidhya Subramaniam , Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

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