Yuvel Soria: AJAYU Transitorio

Yuvel Soria: AJAYU Transitorio

April 11, 2022 Off By admin

Fri 8 Jul | 2pm & 7.30pm | Bradford Cathedral | Pay What You Decide

AJAYU Transitorio is inspired by the traditional celebration of Day of the Death in Bolivia which celebrates the eternal, providing one day a year for the living to be reunited with the departed.

Combining contemporary multi-cultural dance styles (including Bolivian dance, Kuchipudi dance, Afro-Diaspora styles) with atmospheric percussive world music and poetry, AJAYU Transitorio, is a live performance installation that explores the traditions, relationships with food, death and dying through the magic of traditional rituals and cultural practices.

Imagine the coming together of multi-cultural people to take a seat around a long, beautifully dressed table, with colourful printed cloths, flowers, candles and food. Together we all ‘break-bread’ and take part in conversations about our traditions, rituals, and memories of loved ones, all interspersed by live dance, poetry and music.

Through recent times, communities have endured trauma, loss and isolation. This work offers a chance for healing through bringing people together to eat, talk, connect, celebrate loved ones and remember those we have lost, and celebrate the strength in each of the communities we visit.

Presented in partnership with

Bradford Cathedral

Credits Director and choreographer: Yuvel Soria

Dance Artist: Payal Ramchandani

Dance Artist development support: Patrick Ziza

Music: Brendan Murphy

Poetry: Khadijah IbrahiimTBC

Dramaturge: TBC

Technician: TBC

Producer: Rosie Watt at Spin Arts Commissioners:

Bradford Producing Hub, Kala Sangam, Arts Council England Partners: Bradford Cathedral, Thornbury Centre, Geraldine

Fri 8 Jul | 2pm & 7.30pm | Bradford Cathedral | Pay What You Decide

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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.

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