Darbar Festival 2019

23 - 26 November 2019

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

Akram Khan invites you to experience the breadth and variety of Indian classical dance in a festival celebrating artists from all over South Asia. This year’s programme highlights ensemble pieces performed onstage alongside international musicians.

"The festival that opened a window not only on to an art form but on to a worldview"
THE GUARDIAN
Mavin Khoo
Madhavi Mudgal’s Vistar
Mavin Khoo & Temple of Fine Arts
25 Nov, 7.30pm

Female musicians open the evening before the acclaimed dancers of the Temple of Fine Arts explore three stories from the Sanksrit epic Ramayana
Madhavi Mudgal’s Vistar
26 Nov, 7.30pm

Award-winning Madhavi Mudgal choreographs an all-female ensemble, setting the traditional Odissi dance form in a contemporary framework.


Adita Mangaldas
Stories of Thumris
Aditi Mangaldas Movement, Mudra & Abhinaya
23 Nov, 7pm

See one of the world’s most celebrated kathak dancers shed light on her artistry in this unique performance lecture, created especially for Darbar Festival.
Stories of Thumris
24 Nov, 7pm

Experience the sensuous style of story from the North of India by one of Europe’s leading kathak dancers, Nahid Siddiqui.
Adita Mangaldas
 
Genesis: An evening with Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar
23 Nov, 5.15pm

For the dance curation of this year’s Darbar Festival, Akram Khan and Mavin Khoo were driven by the intent of providing audiences the opportunity to observe, learn and be inspired by great artists.
 

 

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R