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Archived Events from Autumn/Winter, 2013

Sonia Sabri Company: Jugni

Thursday 15th August 2013

Jugni (meaning female firefly in Sufi poetry and Punjabi folk music) brings together dance and music with soaring live vocals and percussion inspired by Qawaali, and exquisite contemporary choreography driven by the power of Kathak technique. Celebrated for presenting Kathak through bold new ways, Sonia Sabri Company illuminates personal experiences through intricate play of movement, rhythm and ...

Ode to the Sarode

Monday 14th October 2013

Arnab Chakrabarty is a highly renowned musician with few that equal his virtuosity on the sarode, a notoriously difficult fretless lute used in north Indian classical music. Arnab received his training on the sarode from the late Professor Kalyan Mukherjea, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta and Shri Brij Narayan, and has supplemented his musical education with vocal training from Pandit Yashwantbuwa Joshi...

The Colour of Dance

Saturday 10th August 2013

There is no pre-set theme or hours of rehearsals; and as a first time collaboration, it is simply an opportunity for both artists to work together, explore new creative boundaries and create a new visual language of movement that is fluid in every sense. The Colour of Dance is an impromptu response to each other’s work between these two artists, one that is bound to delight the audience as well...

Diwali Celebrations

Saturday 16th November 2013

Join in the festivities with friends and family with delicious Indian food and entertainment from regional musicians and performers including dancers and Dhol drummers. Dance away the night to DJ’s spinning the latest Bhangra and Bollywood tunes.

Beneath the Surface

Saturday 28th September 2013

I thought there was no such thing as love... Watch extracts from a new play about British Asian gay lives and take part in an informal creative discussion about the stories and themes which arise from the performance. Pride Café, The Community Space (upstairs), 22-24 Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7JB. Advance booking required Performers: D...