Janan Sathiendran, Kamala Devam, Akshay Sharma and Lucie Lee premiere their performances at a scratch night at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford….reports Asian Lite News
Each artiste will receive a package of support including free rehearsal space, funding and development support as they use Kala Sangam to create new work this summer. Originally only three places were advertised, but they were blown away by the number and quality of applications received and Kala Sangam was delighted to have been able to support an additional artist this year.
The artistes selected are:
JananSathiendran – an Indian classical musician based in London, Janan will be using loop pedals, pitch manipulation and other modern performance techniques to create multi-layered music using only the tabla.
Lucie Lee – a member of Bradford Dance Network, Lucie will use cutting edge digital technology to create both a new contemporary dance piece and a 3D sculpture created by capturing visual images that are generated by moving in the space.
Akshay Sharma – a new graduate from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Akshay will be creating a contemporary dance solo which responds to the manual labour demands and low wages of workers in India.
Kamala Devam – a classical Bharata Natyam dancer, Kamala will use Kala Sangam’s space to develop a new Jathiswaram solo set to live western and Indian classical music.
Kala Sangam is a Bradford-based national organisation for South Asian arts, culture and heritage. Based at St Peter’s House on Forster Square, in the heart of Bradford,Kala Sangam hosts a range of South Asian arts performances, classes and workshops in the arts, in addition to an extensive programme of community work with young people, families and minority groups.
Interested in what they might create? Join on Saturday 16th September at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, when each of the artistes will be presenting scratch performances of their new work for the first time – tickets will be on sale soon!