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Live Arts: Revanta Sarabhai presents Bharatanatyam with conversation on art and activism with Satish Kumar

Revanta Sarabhai
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 - 19:00

From Cosmic Dance to Climate Change

Revanta Sarabhai is an internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer of both modern and classical dance.  For a special evening with Satish Kumar of dance and discussion he will perform Bharatanatyam, possibly one of the oldest of the traditional classical dance forms in India.

In breathing new life into this particular form, Revanta has bring a fresh context and making it popular among a younger modern audience both in India as well as abroad.

Revanta is a dancer, actor, choreographer and filmmaker who started his Bharata Natyam training at the age of 5 under the mentorship of his grandmother Mrinalini Sarabhai and his mother, Mallika Sarabhai, both legendary dancers.  He redefines gender roles, upturns the traditional devotee-deity paradigm, and tells contemporary tales of long-distance relationships, the environment and its destruction, and globalisation.

The performance will follow a conversation on art and activism with Satish Kumar, originator and cofounder of Schumacher College.   Satish is a writer, activist, environmentalist and peace campaigner.  From the ages of nine to 18 he joined a group of wandering Jain monks in India.  Later in his twenties, he and a friend made an embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage together, carrying no money and depending on the kindness of strangers, they walked from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to deliver a humble packet of ‘peace tea’ to the then leaders of the world’s four nuclear powers.

Satish edited Resurgence magazine for 40 years, has made a number of documentaries, is a regular guest on Radio 4 and continues to teach and inspire otheres.  A lifelong champion of the arts, describes artists and artisans as alchemists who offer up their work as “a springboard for transformation in human consciousness, leading to social, spiritual and ecological transformation”.

Join Us:

Venue: Space Studio 1, Dartington Hall
Date: Wednesday 29 May, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Entrance: £12.00/£10.00 concession

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