National organisation for South Asian arts, culture and heritage, Kala Sangam, present an all-new performance of Kala Kahani at Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond next weekend.
Kala Kahani, (‘artistic tales’ in Sanskrit), is an exploration of stories from Indian mythology, told through a blending of classical dance, traditional music, storytelling and song.
In the exquisite surroundings of Georgian Theatre Royal, the audience will enjoy a taste of colourful and vibrant India. The formal hand gestures and intricate facial expressions of the dance practice of ‘Bharatanatyam’ - said to be India’s oldest form of classical dance - will be interpreted and explained in English.
Following a hugely successful run of performances at Harrogate Theatre last year, Kala Kahani has been reworked and revisited for this autumn’s new performance at Georgian Theatre Royal, focusing on the history and cultural traditions of Diwali. The performances will be fascinating for all, from those new to South Asian cultural practice and to those familiar with the art forms wishing to develop their understanding.
The performance, which is on Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm, will offer an enjoyable and enlightening introduction to the practice of these classical Indian art forms. Tickets are available from Georgian Theatre Royal Box Office on (01748) 825252 or online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk priced at £7-£16/£5-£14 concessions.