Thursday 21 October 2021
Pay What You Decide
|A new triple bill from one of the UK’s leading choreographers of Indian Dance|
“Rajarani’s take on classical Indian dance is invigorating.” – The Sunday Times
Nina Rajarani is an award-winning choreographer of classical Indian dance with 30 years’ experience as a dance-maker. She fuses traditions of Bharatanatyam and Kathak with a love for storytelling and a firm desire to reflect contemporary life in her productions.
SEVENS is a triple bill of dance pieces, featuring Nina Rajarani MBE, as well as four Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancers and three musicians performing ensemble work.
Seven Steps is a duet with a traditional feel. Performed by Nina and vocalist/composer Y. Yadavan, it is based on the theme of ‘saptapadi’ (seven steps), the most important rite of a Hindu marriage ceremony. With each step the bride and groom take a vow. Beautiful, simple and timeless, the vows are remarkably practical and egalitarian.
Seven Sins is a piece for the full ensemble of seven dancers and musicians. More contemporary in feel, it is built around the concept of vice within Christian teaching, and questions how age-old “sins” have become social norms.
Seven Snags is a fast-paced and rhythmic finale, full of exciting dynamics and challenging cross-rhythms: the choreographic equivalent of an obstacle race.
This performance includes a post-show discussion
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.
This event will take place following any social distancing requirements in place at the time. Temperature checks, hand sanitisation and mask wearing will be used and encouraged where appropriate