Thursday 24 Feb | 7:30pm | Pay What You Decide

Exquisite performer Divya Kasturi unpacks the Varnam, a ‘piece de resistance’ of a Bharatanatyam repertoire performance. Personal experience, artistic lineage, historical nostalgia and reverence for tradition are explored by way of dolls, humour, singing and beautiful South Asian and western choreography.

Divya Kasturi has worked with leading British theatre company Complicite and in the past year choreographed a musical, selected for award-winning artists’ Akram Khan and Wayne McGregor residencies and performed in India. Divya is formally trained in Indian classical music (carnatic) and has lent vocals for internationally acclaimed composers: Sir Paul McCartney, Nitin Sawhney and Maestro Ilayaraja.

To Varnam…with Love acknowledges funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants and support from Choreodrome at The Place.

“Beautiful to watch; sometimes even painful in the bitter/sweet way that love often makes us feel.”

Clare Winter, Trestle Arts Base

Thursday 24 Feb | 7:30pm | Pay What You Decide

All our events are Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen the event. We want to encourage more people to come and see events at Kala Sangam, more often.

Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for an event in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the event. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the event starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

If you have ANY coronavirus symptoms, please DO NOT attend.

Temperature checks, hand sanitisation and mask wearing will be encouraged where appropriate.

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