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:
Saturday 30 October 10 – 3.30 Colouring and Art. Picture Trail for children and parents.
Thursday 4 November Hat District Late: Have your Portrait Taken by Simon Richardson 6-7 pm
Thursday 4 November Hat District Late 5.30 & 7.30 Curator tour
Saturday 6 November 3 - 3.15 pm Ananda Ensemble Performance
Saturday 6 November 3.15 - 4.30 pm Colouring and Art. Picture Trail for children and parents.
Friday 12 November 6.00-7.17 pm Launch Party and Curator talk
Thursday 2 December 6.00-8.30 pm Hat District Late Curator talk and Insta live
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. Banyan Tree has been made possible by National Heritage Lottery Fund.
Image: Mavin Khoo in Akademi's Sufi-Zen. Part of the Alchemy Festival, SBC London, 2010. Photo: Simon Richardson