MANDALA is a dazzling free outdoor performance fusing international and British Asian music and dance with spectacular 3D digital projections. Town Hall, Birmingham and Nottingham Council House will be magically illuminated with colour and light to tell a story that connects the past and the present. The buildings will be brought to life with stunning digital projections and visual effects triggered by the live dance, music and audience interaction.
MANDALA (Sanskrit for circle) will unite exciting British Asian dancers AAKASH ODEDRA and DEVIKA RAO, BBOY’S ATTIC choreographed by MARSO, and a company of artists – merging the beautiful forms of classical Asian dance with edgy, urban attitude. With a powerful soundtrack, featuring the music of world-class artists ANOUSHKA SHANKAR and ZAKIR HUSSAIN, and a special live appearance by multi award-winning tabla artist, TALVIN SINGH, Mandala will be the free outdoor multimedia spectacle not to miss!
This bold, new collaboration between Sampad South Asian Arts and leading arts & technology company, seeper. The performances will provide a dramatic celebration for the final weekend of the London 2012 Festival,the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
Friday 7 September, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham **ONE NIGHT ONLY!**
MANDALA in Birmingham starts with a swing with a free live outdoor set at 6.30pm by seriously hot dhol’n’brass band Red Baraat. Red Baraat’s performance is presented by Town Hall, Birmingham and their UK tour is produced by Asian Arts Agency.The evening also kicks off ArtsFest, the UK’s biggest free arts festival. The MANDALA performance is at 8.30pm and will be repeated at 9.30pm.
Sunday 9 September, Old Market Square, Nottingham **ONE NIGHT ONLY!**
MANDALA in Nottingham marks the final weekend of MelaFest 2012, presented by New Art Exchange and the opening weekend for the World Event for Young Artists. The performance of MANDALA is at 8.30pm.
To avoid disappointment – book now! http://www.sampad.org.uk/event/mandala