Landmark Chaturangan initiatives
two-day conference investigating heritage through dance
held in partnership with Sampad and the National Museums Liverpool
7th & 8th March 2008 at the World Museum Liverpool
acclaimed Artistic Director, Bisakha Sarker, presented a full programme
of events with thought provoking lectures and challenging debates.
Taking dance as its focal point this two day conference explored
and examined what heritage means in today's society.
For an archive
of conference information, see here.
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Matarasso's concluding summary and thoughts
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conference was managed by the Aspire Trust Ltd. Email
was designated "Year of Performance" by Liverpool Culture
Company as part of the build-up to the Liverpool European Capital
of Culture 2008. In response to this, Chaturangan ran a conference
entitled Marks of time
in partnership with Hope University. The conference explored appropriate
performance practice in advancing years, and was held on Friday
12th and Saturday 13th January 2007.
Marks of Time conference was a great success. We had over 80 participants
as well as many performers, and the event was inspirational for
all concerned. The highlight was the performance by Bisakha Sarker
on the Friday evening, with musical accompaniment by Chris Davies.
A few phrases from the conference will remain in my memory: "Brightness
of Life"; "Add life to years as well as years
to life". Thanks to all of Chaturangan and Aspire Trust
for the work they put into the organisation. " - Eric Foxley
the conference schedule and an archive of conference information
For links to some of the submitted papers click here.
the conference can be found at the Marks Of Time blog - www.marksoftime.blogspot.com.
All 13 of the Marks Of Time 2007 performances are now archived as
a set of 3 DVDs. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|2004 was celebrated
as year of "Faith in one City"by Liverpool Culture Company.
In response to this Chaturangan produced "Sacred
Move", a soulful production of new dance, live music and
spoken words. Chaturangan has created an initiative that celebrates
Liverpool’s diverse cultural and devotional heritage. The
first two performances took place in Liverpool's Anglican and Catholic
cathedrals in 2004.
||In 2005, Liverpool
Culture Company's "Year of the Sea", Chaturangan toured
"Across the Sea", a programme
of extensive community projects together with a performance of "Sacred
Move" to Cork (European Capital of Culture 2005).
2007, at the invitation of Liverpool Culture Company, Chaturangan
performed "Sacred Move" at
the St George's Hall, Liverpool to launch their cultural programme
performance of Sacred Move was inspiring, and clearly represents
the spirit of Faith in One City" - Jason
of the Night Sky
11th March 2006 at 12 noon Chaturangan launched its dance installation
of the Night Sky" for Liverpool Planetarium.
This is a Planetarium show based on an ancient Indian myth about
the origin of the Plough, the Pleiades and the double stars Alcar
and Mizar. The installation was shown every Sunday afternoon throughout
2006 and 2007 at the Planetarium.
See more images
and paintings here.
I found the museum show an intelligent and alchemical synthesis
of dance, myth and science. The show was not only very entertaining,
but educational on both a cultural and scientific level. The filmed
dance/drama performances projected onto the planetarium ceiling
against a back drop of the night sky showed high quality expressive
/ creative Indian dance, which at the same time was traditional
and highly archetypal." - Paul Ishtar