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Mavin Khoo in Akademi's Sufi-Zen. Part of the Alchemy Festival, SBC London, 2010. Photo: Simon Richardson

The Banyan Tree Exhibition

The Banyan Tree celebrates the dance artists who have contributed their unique vision to dance in the UK, through the lens of Simon Richardson. The last two decades have witnessed the diffusion of South Asian forms across multiple spaces, and in new ways. The images tell the story of the contemporary makers and performers and those from whom they have inherited the forms.

There will be workshops and events taking place during the exhibition – look out for more details.

Dates and venues:

Thursday 14 October – Tuesday 19 October, Bhavan Centre, London

     Saturday 16 October 3.30 pm Storytelling with Meera. Bhavan Centre

     Sunday 17 October 4 pm Fun Dance with Kali. Bhavan Centre

     Tuesday 19 October 6.30 pm The Art of Seeing with Shivaangee. Bhavan Centre     

Friday 22 October – Monday 1 November, The Curve, Leicester

      Saturday 30 October 10 – 3.30 Colouring and Art. Picture Trail for children and parents

Friday 5 – Saturday 27 November, open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Departure Lounge, Luton.

     Thursday 4 November Luton Lates: Have your Portrait Taken by Simon Richardson 6-7 pm

     Thursday 4 November Luton Lates 5.30 & 7.30 Curator tour                 

     Saturday 6 November 3 - 3.15 pm Ananda Ensemble Performance

     Saturday 6 November 3.15 - 4.30 Colouring and Art. Picture Trail for children and parents.

This free exhibition will form part of the Pulse Banyan Tree Heritage project, which includes the digitising of all the 56 back issues of Pulse magazine, to be made available free online; together with short dance films and podcasts based on interviews with UK-based dance artists.

Image: Mavin Khoo in Akademi's Sufi-Zen. Part of the Alchemy Festival, SBC London, 2010. Photo: Simon Richardson