BROWN TANGLE – A BRITISH ASIAN CROSS-ARTS FESTIVAL
FRI 25 – SAT 26 OCT
This October, young British Asian artists take over Rich Mix!
Co-Artistic Directors Shane Shambhu and Nina Head, along with guest curator Parbati Chaudhury, arrange this first-of-a-kind festival which sees young British Asian artists take over Rich Mix to explore fresh perspectives on South Asia’s artistic legacy. The weekend includes artist workshops exploring process, collaboration and interdisciplinarity and a retrospective programme featuring screendance by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and re-stagings from Nina Rajarani MBE and Pushkala Gopal. Evening events include an eclectic cabaret, curated and compèred by Raheem Mir, and an open-stage night bringing together South Asian dance and spoken word, presented with Apples & Snakes.
Featuring: Beau Jangle, Ben Henry Edwards, Eva Recacha, Jaspreet Kaur, Jay Jay Revlon, Kaajel Patel’s Nimbooda Panto, Kamala Devam, Kirsten Newell, Rhiannon Faith, Shivangee Agrawal, Sonia Chandaria, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Tara Rajkumar OAM. Plus more artists to be announced.
UNTANGLE – DESIGNING DANCES WORKSHOP – FRI 25 OCT
In this workshop you will unearth new dance and movement aesthetics and unwind your creativity through task-based exercises that challenge your choreographic process and explore methods of devising and composing work.
RETROTANGLE: SHOBANA JEYASINGH DANCE AT 30 – FRI 25 OCT
In celebration of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s 30th Anniversary, Akademi hosts a free screening of their productions Faultline and Duets with Automobiles.
PLAYOFF – A DANCE AND LIVE MUSIC WORKSHOP – FRI 25 OCT
A live music and dance workshop fusing melodies from Indian classical, western and African instruments.
TONGUETANGLE – FRI 25 OCT
Come and experience a first in bringing spoken word and South Asian dance together in a joint open-mic and stage event.
RETROTANGLE: BACK TO THE FUTURE – FRI 25 OCT
Join Akademi’s founder, Tara Rajkumar OAM, and Nina Rajarani MBE in an evening of discovery and rediscovery, a retrospective exploration of the past four decades through film and South Asian Dance performance.
THE IDENTITYTANGLE | WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? – SAT 26 OCT
In this workshop uncover how do you promote yourself as a performer & how do you find and express the innermost you?
BROWN TANGLE CABARET CLUB – SAT 26 OCT
A night of brass, sass, class and definitely some ass. An audacious and riotous festival finale to smash boundaries and stretch imaginations, with an exhilarating line-up of artists to titillate your senses and stimulate your mind.