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Brouhaha projects 2004/5 In 2004 Chaturangan entered into a very successful partnership with Brouhaha international festival. A short excerpt of Sacred move was presented at this year's park event. We have successfully completed our collaboration with the Brouhaha International Festival in Sefton Park in July 2005. Our contribution included the following.

  • Shimmer, a new choreography by Sri Sarker for two separate groups, "Goddess" (a community group of Egyption dancers) and "GODS" (Growing Old Disgracefully), set to newly commissioned music by Arun Ghosh, with costumes by Vanessa. The two groups groups performed together in the park, delighting a large audience.
  • Bahar. This was a dance project involving Mablane Primary School and the sculptor Donna Berry, to produce a large scale dancing figure for the Brouhaha Mela stage.
  • Rangbahar. This project involved "Brothers of Charity", a centre for adults with special needs. They danced the story of "Hafiz the Stone-cutter" with Bisakha and other Indian dancers, then worked with visual artist Nina Edge to produce a banner for the Brouhaha Mela Festival, depicting images from the dance story. The banner is now on permanent display in the centre.
  • Dance at Mela. Chaturangan curated performances by Manushi (from Nottingham), Kajal Sharma and company (from Chester) and Kali Dass. The performance charmed a large audience.

2004/5 Sacred Move

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 opportunities.

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.

2005 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



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