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GemArts Masala Festival Launch: SEVENS - Srishti

GemArts Masala Festival Launch: SEVENS - Srishti

SEVENS - Srishti

Date: Monday 18th July 2022
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR
Tickets: £13.50 / £8.00 students / £11.00 concession
Box Office: or 0191 261 0505

Celebrating its seventh year, GemArts launch the award winning Masala Festival with SEVENS, a new triple bill of Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance with live music from one of the UK’s leading choreographers Nina Rajarani MBE.

SEVENS explores the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven. The show takes audiences from playful and energetic, to soulful and contemplative, emotive and entertaining journey.

Seven Snags: A flirtatious courtship, the choreographic equivalent of an obstacle race, this fastpaced ensemble is rhythmic, full of exciting dynamics and laced with challenging cross-rhythms.

Seven Steps: A duet by Nina Rajarani MBE and vocalist/composer Y Yadavan, based on ‘saptapadi’ (seven steps) With each step, the couple take a vow that is beautiful, simple and timeless.

Seven Sins: This thought-provoking, nuanced piece questions the social norms, performed by the full ensemble of seven dancers and musicians.

Presented by GemArts and Dance City.

GemArts award winning 
Masala Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture, packed full of performances, exhibitions, events, workshops, pop ups and demonstrations, presented in venues, places and spaces across the North East.  GemArts Masala Festival is from 18th to 24th July 2022, visit for full programme.

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