Indian Dance at Trafalgar Sq

Indian Dance at Trafalgar Sq

This year’s Trafalgar Square Festival takes inspiration from the Mayor of London’s India Now season – From August 2nd – 19th

three weeks of breathtaking outdoor dance, theatre and spectacle. The programme sets out to express London’s creative connections with India through new collaborations and pioneering outdoor commissions from London based and Indian companies. Highlights include “Dreaming Now”, an entrancing dance extravaganza combining ballet with Bharatanatyam from Akademi South Asian Dance UK; “Shiva Dance”, a poetic and newly commissioned aerial dance piece directed by Vena Ramphal evoking the Sacred Chola bronze sculptures of Southern India; a stunning collaboration between leading installation artist Naresh Kapuria, working with London-based Kathak dancers and the Belgian Theater Tol featuring hundreds of Indian bells and entrancing performers suspended from a crane; a new outdoor performance from Tara Arts, one of the UK’s leading South Asian theatre companies, who will create a powerful theatrical ritual celebrating the relationship between London and Delhi inspired by the Chakra design at the centre of the Indian national flag; and a major new commission from the Bangalore-based Attakkalari Centre evoking the sights and sounds of Indian streets and featuring choreography on motor scooters.

In the final week of the Festival, a specially commissioned Bollywood spectacle will see a giant canvas painted live by Mumbai poster painters who will re-imagine London as an Indian city at the foot of Nelson’s Column. In an exciting collaboration between the poster painters, London-based choreographer Joan Pires, composer Niraj Chag and the French aerial company Les Passagers, a spectacular vertical Bollywood dance extravaganza performed by a team of fearless aerialists will be played out each day against the background of this extraordinary vividly painted giant poster.

Region: All
Venue: Trafalgar Square
Venue Address: London
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Name: Rachelle Laurence
Phone: 0207 983 4068