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The Mango Tree: Performance this Friday (20th June)

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Please come to our magnificent, marvelous, mind boggling Mango Tree…

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier - front - final printed version

The Mango Tree – Click on the image to see full sized version.

Be mesmerised by the dancers, enchanted by the princess and beware of the demon…

See you on Friday 20th June 7pm at the Leeds College of Music, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD.

You can purchase tickets from the Leeds College of Music box office (0113 222 3434).

Musical ARC are performing a rendition of a classical Indian folk tale, The Mango Tree.

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier - rear - final printed version

The Mango Tree – Click on the image to see the full size version.

The performance will be signed.

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The Mango Tree

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Musical ARC are performing a rendition of a classical Indian folk tale, The Mango Tree.

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier - front - final printed version

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier – front – final printed version

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).

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier - rear - final printed version

2014-05-12 The Mango Tree flier – rear – final printed version

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The Mango Tree performance is part of the 2014 Yorkshire Festival.

Look forward to seeing you there. 🙂

Equal Sound

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2012 Workshop at Hunslett Carr - Playing to assembled group

Our current project is entitled “Equal Sound” We have been developing our workshop model to take into the community. We have successfully led two workshops in Leeds Primary schools with equal emphasis on two factors – Music and creativity and the promotion of disability equality. The workshops have gone really well and our work is proving to produce amazing results.

2012 Workshop at Hunslett Carr - Talking to Shehnaaz

We restart our regular meetings in September 2012 after our well earned Summer break.

2012 Hunslet Carr Workshop - James and inquisitive child

World on a String

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We are currently recording the music for our next show “World On A String” featuring Rebekah Caputo a Leeds based Puppeteer and shadow theater artist. The show combines 3 traditional tales from around the world. The stories are brought to life with narrative, music, and puppetry and the show promises to captivate young and old alike.

As a first-Musical Arc are producing all the music to accompany the show in a recording project to be played within the performances. This is proving to be a great experience for all involved. The resulting CD will be on sale at our performances just in time for Christmas!

Click on the flyers below for performance details.

“Food for Thought”

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Leeds Museum Curators visiting with artifacts

Our most recent performance “Food For Thought” was a collaboration between Musical Arc composer Luke Carver-Goss, Leeds Museum, Weetwood Primary and Leeds People’s choir.
The Museum visited Musical Arc back in March 2011 with exhibits from the museum related to food. The pieces inspired the original compositions written by Luke and members of Arc. We visited Weetwood Primary in June and children from the choir joined us in the performance alongside members of Leeds People’s choir.

The performance took place on 28th July at the Leeds City Museum and was a huge success.

Food for Thought

Time To Play

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We are now having a rest from performances to pursue our own artistic development. Jason Hird from “The Institute of Crazy dancing has been working with us and getting us into our bodies with some new moves.

We have been working on various aspects of music from triads to improvisation and concentrating on keeping a groove altogether.

It’s a good time for us but soon it must come to an end and then we will be working on a new piece which, so far, is going to include a story teller with a hearing impairment who tells a brilliant tale in an exciting and visual way.

Also Jason will hopefully be directing and performing in our new piece. rehearsals will start on April 20th and we hope to perform around late June early July…… We will keep you posted.

See you tonight!

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Devika Rao, dancer and visual arts performer, in rehearsals for The Story Retold with Musical Arc members

Devika Rao, dancer and visual arts performer, in rehearsals for The Story Retold with Musical Arc members.

Tonight’s event will see the culmination of several weeks collaboration and rehearsals with Musical Arc members, Fused; and solo artist Devika Rao. Its been a fine balancing act blending the different styles of all our performers, but, if this week’s rehearsals are anything to go by, The Story Retold promises to be a magical mix of improvised fusion and classical Indian folk.

Catch us tonight at The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, 7.30 – 9.00pm.