Musical ARC are performing a rendition of a classical Indian folk tale, The Mango Tree.
The Mango Tree is the fantasy tale of an Indian king who loses his beloved princess to a demon and yearns for her return.
As a result of a grant award by the Arts Council, Musical ARC, a charity for disabled musicians, has put together a production that combines a mix of musical and visual performances in an innovative way. The story is narrated by artistic director, Lorraine Cowburn and is accompanied with music performed by Musical ARC members. On stage is a large shadow screen on which puppets and live contemporary and traditional Kathak Indian dances are played out. The production will merge shadow and dance; dancers will become shadow puppets, puppets will become dancers in a seamless fusion between what is in front and behind the screens.
The shadow puppetry is devised by Rebekah Caputo. Contemporary dance is arranged by Amy Manancourt. Traditional Kathak Indian dance is by Jyoti Manral.
The performance will be on Friday 20th June 2014 at the Leeds College of Music, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD.
The performance will be signed.
You can purchase tickets from the Leeds College of Music box office (0113 222 3434).
The Mango Tree performance is part of the 2014 Yorkshire Festival.
Look forward to seeing you there. 🙂