Sacred Move is a soulful evening of new dance, live music and spoken
words to mark "Faith in One City". It was devised by Bisakha
Sarker with support from David Heirons.
The "Sacred Move" project demonstrates the presence of
different faiths in the City. We achieve this by working in partnership
with these faiths and have created a quality performance piece.
We also initiated an outreach programme to inspire inclusive spirituality.
The project encourages investment in culturally diverse artists
to prepare them to take a fuller part in the Liverpool European
Capital of Culture 2008 celebration. The project builds on strategic
collaborations with artists outside the region to raise the national
profile of artists from Merseyside and thereby improving their job
Chaturangan has created a project that celebrates Liverpool’s
diverse cultural and devotional heritage. The project uses dance
as a medium to bring these diverse faiths and traditions together
and results in a performance in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
The performance isl a moving and spectacular artistic expression
that can truly reflect the spirit of ‘Faith in One City’.
It is a multi-faith work with contemporary artistic influence and
gives aspiration to all including those who were born in Liverpool
and those who have adopted it as their home.
Dance of the Night Sky
On Saturday 11th March 2006 at 12 noon Chaturangan launched its
dance installation programme "Dance 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 through 2006 and 2007 at the Planetarium.
" 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