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Masala Festival: Sevens – Srishti

A new triple bill of Bharatanatyam & Kathak dance
Mon 18 Jul 2022 7:30pm
Running time: 90mins
Tickets: £13.50
Concessions: £8.00,
£11.00 concession
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.

Conceptualised and choreographed by award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Nina Rajarani MBE, with an original music score by composers Y Yadavan and Shammi Pithia.

Through the medium of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, and originally composed live music, ‘SEVENS’ will explore the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven. From playful and energetic, to soulful and contemplative, the show will take audiences on an emotion-filled 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) – the most important rite of a Hindu marriage ceremony. With each step, the couple take a vow that is beautiful, simple and timeless.

Seven Sins: The age-old concept of rights and wrongs, performed by the full ensemble of seven dancers and musicians. This thought-provoking, nuanced piece questions the very perception, and challenges what have become social norms.

Co-programmed by GemArts and Dance City

GemArts award winning Masala Festival, from 18 to 24 July 2022, is 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.

Visit for full Masala Festival programme.
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