The 6th Annual Festival Of Indian Classical Music And Dance Returns To Liverpool

MILAPFEST’S annual festival of world-class Indian performing arts returns to The Capstone Theatre from Friday 22 July to Sunday 31 July 2016. Indika will present a host of India’s leading artistes performing, this year’s festival will see collaborations between Indian music genres and dance styles alongside unusual instrument combinations. PrateekshaKashi8The festival will open on 22 July with performances of two beautiful Indian classical dance styles that are rarely seen in the UK – Odissi and Kuchipudi. For dance lovers, there is a further performance on 24 July which will showcase the Bharatanatyam dance form, as well as an exploration of some of India’s most iconic women from the pantheon of Hindu mythology – all through the medium of classical dance. International musical director, Dr Sudha Raja, will be leading an Indian Choral Singing Workshop which is open to singers of all backgrounds and abilities. Whether an aspiring shower superstar or choral connoisseur, the workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the joy of Indian Choral Music, and offers participants the chance to perform as part of the Indika festival (over-18s only). Amongst the numerous other musical delights that the festival has to offer, there is a performance by Carnatic superstar Abhishek Raghuram, who will be performing alongside highly acclaimed violinist HN Bhaskar, as well as performances by the National Indian Choir and National Indian Music Ensemble. The festival will also see the return of the popular Morning Raga concerts at 8am on 24 and 27 July, as well as Evening Raga concerts at 10pm on 23 and 28 July. For the first time in Britain, highly acclaimed photographer Inni Singh presents an exhibition of his photographic work, ‘The Other Art-iste’, which showcases Indian artists in their element. The festival will also host the Yuva Sangeet Ratna Award Night which will see the top young Indian music talent in the country compete for Milapfest’s Young Musician of the Year Award. Indika is the biggest celebration of classical Indian arts in Europe and a highlight of the Liverpool festival season. Find out more at www.milapfest.com Follow on Facebook/MilapFest and Twitter @MilapFest EVENT LISTING INDIKA FESTIVAL Venue: The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP Date: Friday 22nd – Sunday 31st July 2016 Ticket Prices: Vary check with box office. Book: www.milapfest.com