Tamasha: Indian Summer Garden Party

Sunday 9th July 2017

1200h - 1730h

Location: Horniman Museum and Garden's, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

This is a free event. 

Bring all the family and your dancing shoes for a day of music, performances, demonstrations, workshops, markets and activities as we begin our Indian Summer.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Horniman Museum and Garden's.

 

Trinity Laban 2017 Performance Programme at Tamasha

 

1205 – 1235

Early Years Dance Workshop (1 – 4 years old)

 

Dance Artist: Rebecca Denby

 

A creative, energetic and fun dance workshop for young people and their parents/careers. No previous experience required.

*Please note maximum capacity for this workshop is 15 children. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Parents/careers are requested to stay close by.

 

Pavilion

 

1230 - 1245

 

Valachi Thillana

Bharatanatyam Performance

 

Choreographer: Rukmini Vijayakumar.

Performer: Shivaangee Agrawal

 

Thillana is a vibrant and energetic piece, suitable to celebrate the beginning of summer! While it focuses on fast footwork and complex rhythmic patterns, there is also a short devotional verse in praise of the Mother Goddess ‘Ambe’, whom the dancer paints an image of through lyrical poses.

Bandstand 

     

1250 – 1300

 

Vibrant Processions

Youth Ballet performance

 

Choreographer: Rebecca Evans & the dancers

 

Music: 

Dom Dom Dom Bambi and A Step in Time By Hossam Ramzy 

 

We took our inspiration from this year’s Horniman Museum 'Object in Focus' the Narsinga.  We looked at the large S shaped horns use in group processions in India and created travelling phrases in space that represented our own version of these.  The movement is inspired from both Ballet and Bharatanatyam, which the students did a workshop in, and we worked to fuse the two styles to create a piece full of travelling rhythms. 

 

Bandstand

   

 

1300 – 1400

 

Dance Ability

Inclusive Dance Workshop for children aged 5+ with disabilities and their siblings

Dance Artist: Angeline Walsh

 

A fun, creative and inclusive dance class for young people with physical, developmental and learning disabilities. No previous experience required.

*Please note maximum capacity for this workshop is 15 children. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Parents/careers are requested to stay close by.

 

Pavilion

 

1300 – 1330

 

Pani Flow

Dance and singing workshop for people over 60 years old

 

Singer/composer; Natasha Lohan

Dancer/choreographer: Bethan Peters

 

Responding to Daksha Patel’s Pani Exhibition, singer Natasha Lohan and dancer Bethan Peters lead a workshop that explores how Patel’s work can inspire ways of singing and dancing. Pani is the word for water in large parts of South Asia and Patel’s prints present vibrant responses to this most precious resource.  Join us as we play with the ideas that resonate from these works. 

No previous experience required.  Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes.

 

Conservatory

1305 – 1315

 

Toophaan(Storm)

Childrens Class Performance (6-7 years)

Choreographer: Tarika Ingram

Music: Mausam and Escape by A.R.Rahman

 

Inspired by the Indian monsoon, the children have explored rain, wind and stormy seas. They have worked with different movement dynamics in order to create the effects of a storm developing and subsiding. 

 

Bandstand

 

1320 – 1330

 

Never Ending Circles

Ignition performance

Choreographer: Stephen Mason, Corinne Meredith & performers

Music: Music for 18 Musicians/Coldcut Remix (Steve Reich)

 

Inspired by the Narsiga, the Horniman Museum’s Object in Focus on loan to Trinity Laban, the boys perform their response to the shape, texture and sound of the instrument

 

Bandstand

  

1340 – 1350

 

Ganesha

Youth Contemporary 1a & 1b performance

 

Choreographer: Natalie Gibbs & dancers

Music: Homelands (Beyond Skin) by Nitin Sawhney

 

One of the starting points of our piece is classical Indian hand gestures.  We explored these hand gestures and developed them into whole body movements whilst playing with the dynamic quality.  We then learnt a piece of narrative Indian dance and developed this phrase using our own story.

 

Sunken Garden

    

1350 – 1400

 

Never Ending Circles

Ignition Performance

Choreography: Stephen Mason, Corinne Meredith and performers

Music: Music for 18 Musicians/Coldcut Remix (Steve Reich)

 

 

Inspired by the Narsiga, the Horniman Museum’s Object in Focus on loan to Trinity Laban, the boys perform their response to the shape, texture and sound of the instrument

 

Grassy Panels

   

1400 – 1430

 

Pani Flow

Dance and singing workshop for people over 60 years old

Singer/composer; Natasha Lohan Dancer/choreographer: Bethan Peters



Responding to Daksha Patel’s Pani Exhibition, singer Natasha Lohan and dancer Bethan Peters lead a workshop that explores how Patel’s work can inspire ways of singing and dancing. Pani is the word for water in large parts of South Asia and Patel’s prints present vibrant responses to this most precious resource.  Join us as we play with the ideas that resonate from these works. 

No previous experience required.  Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes.

Conservatory

 

1405 – 1420

 

Playful Peacocks! & Inspired by Holi

Bellingham Beats 1 & 2 Performance

Choreographer: Amy Robinson and the Dancers

 

Playful Peacocks!

Bellingham Beats 1

Music: 'Bombay Awakes' A L Webber & 'Bollywood Theme' Downing & Mayer

Inspired by India's national bird The Peacock, the dancers take on their proud and playful qualities.

Inspired by Holi

Bellingham Beats 2

Music: ’Rupees Dance' The Slumdog Players & 'Ganesh' A L Webber

The dancers play as they throw 'paint' at each other, taking inspiration from pictures and videos of Holi festival in India the dancers duck dodge and take aim as the paint throwing begins!

Grassy Panels

    

1420 – 1430

 

Ganesha

Youth Contemporary 1a & 1b performance

 

Choreographer: Natalie Gibbs & dancers

Music: Homelands (Beyond Skin) by Nitin Sawhney

 

One of the starting points of our piece is classical Indian hand gestures.  We explored these hand gestures and developed them into whole body movements whilst playing with the dynamic quality.  We then learnt a piece of narrative Indian dance and developed this phrase using our own story.

 

Sunken Garden

  

1435 – 1515

 

Family Yoga

Yoga Teacher: Shamita Ray

Venue: Conservatory

 

A yoga class for the whole family – young and old! A wonderful way to introduce yoga to your kids – watch as they increase their co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem. Parents and grandparents can practice alongside their kids, using the medium of yoga for the whole family to stretch and strengthen the body, experience relaxation, and have fun. Try not to get jealous if the kids are more agile than you!

Conservatory

 

1435 – 1445

 

'Sarangi'

Lift performance

Choreographed by Hannah Cameron and the dancers

Music: Temple Bells by Rahul Sharma (recorded sound 6 mins)

The Sarangi, meaning 'one hundred colours', is a classical Indian instrument that is said to have a unique tonal quality close to that of the human voice. The Trinity Laban Lift group have been exploring Hindustani classical music. Drawing upon melody (raga) and rhythm (tala) to inspire movement Lift have devised a piece exploring a range of Indian instruments using their bodies to investigate musicality.

Gallery Square

 

1450 – 1500

 

Circling around the Square

Accelerate Performance

Choreography: Stephen Mason and performers

Music: Scanner / Pietas Ilulia

 

Based on the idea of watching people in a town square and movement created reflecting the shape and lines of the Narsiga, the Horniman Museum’s Object in Focus on loan to Trinity Laban, the performers move in and out of the space leaving imprints and memories.  

 

Galley Square

 

 

1500 – 1510

 

Amina Khayyam Dance Co

Kathak performance

Dancer: Jane Chan

Choreographer: Amina Khayyam

Amina Khayyam Dance Co presents a short repertoire of classical Kathak originated from Northern India. Dancer Jane Chan will perform the two aspects of kathak dance -  Nritta (pure dance) and Nritya (narrative through expression), followed by a participatory workshop.

Bandstand

 

1510 – 1525

 

Amina Khayyam Dance Co

Kathak Workshop

Dance Artist: Jane Chan

Amina Khayyam Dance Co presents a short participatory workshop exploring classical Kathak originating from Northern India.

 

Bandstand

   

1530 – 1630

 

Dance Ability

Inclusive Dance Workshop for children aged 5+ with disabilities and their siblings

Dance Artist: Angeline Walsh

 

A fun, creative and inclusive dance class for young people with physical, developmental and learning disabilities. No previous experience required.

*Please note maximum capacity for this workshop is 15 children. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Parents/careers are requested to stay close by.

 

Pavilion

 

1530 – 1540

 

'Sarangi'

Lift performance

Choreographed by Hannah Cameron and the dancers

Music: Temple Bells by Rahul Sharma (recorded sound 6 mins)

 

The Sarangi, meaning 'one hundred colours', is a classical Indian instrument that is said to have a unique tonal quality close to that of the human voice. The Trinity Laban Lift group have been exploring Hindustani classical music. Drawing upon melody (raga) and rhythm (tala) to inspire movement Lift have devised a piece exploring a range of Indian instruments using their bodies to investigate musicality.

Special thanks to Lizzie Hawes 

 

Bandstand

    

1535 – 1625

 

Adult Yoga

Shamita Ray

 

This session will include a range of different yoga postures which link together in a seamless flow, designed to strengthen and open the body. The combination of movement and breath form a dynamic, moving meditation which will quieten your mind.  You will be taken on a journey into yourself - discovering poses you never thought were possible, leaving you feeling recharged, relaxed and invigorated - ultimately, inspiring a happier, healthier you!

 

Conservatory

 

1545 – 1555

 

Rhythmic Labyrinth

Dance Fusion Performance

Choreographer: Roxy Bryant & the dancers

Music: Profetesa Beats - Indian Style

Rhythmic Labyrinth is inspired by the music for the piece, which is a Hip Hop instrumental with Indian influences. It's an abstract piece, which unconsciously fuses a range Hip Hop and Contemporary styles, mixed with the dancer’s unique qualities and creative ideas. The piece explores rhythm and musicality throughout, whilst delivering a dynamic and powerful movement vocabulary in complex spatial patterns.

 

Bandstand

   

1600 – 1610

 

Radhanagar

Boost Performance

Choreographer: Chloe Stone

Music: -'Lakitas Theme' by Pascha and also 'Tantra' by Rajneesh

 

Radhanagar is a beautiful curved beach in India. Spiraling waves and shells, beautiful sunsets and looking up at the moon and stars have inspired this piece. In the piece you will see the hand gestures for sun, moon, stars, water, secret and together. The dancers have used these as motifs when they have been choreographing material.

 

 

Bandstand

  

1615 -1625

 

'Kavitta'

Adult Performance Project Performance

Choreographed by Hannah Cameron and the dancers.

Music: The Bliss by Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar

 

Following a workshop with Kathak practitioner, Amina Khayyam, The Trinity Laban Adult Performance Project group have adopted a creative contemporary approach to this classical Indian dance form. Drawing upon Kathak inspired hand gestures and methods of storytelling 'Kavitta' explores images such as peacock feathers, deer’s, flutes and crowns inspired by an ancient Indian poem. 'Kavitta' is rooted in contemporary methods of devising and moving together whilst highlighting the rhythm and gesture of Kathak storytelling.

 

Bandstand

 

1630 – 1640

 

Radhanagar

Boost Performance

Choreographer: Chloe Stone

Music: -'Lakitas Theme' by Pascha and also 'Tantra' by Rajneesh

 

Radhanagar is a beautiful curved beach in India. Spiraling waves and shells, beautiful sunsets and looking up at the moon and stars have inspired this piece. In the piece you will see the hand gestures for sun, moon, stars, water, secret and together. The dancers have used these as motifs when they have been choreographing material.

 

 

Gallery Square  

 

1645 – 1655

 

'Kavitta'

Adult Performance Project Performance

Choreographed by Hannah Cameron and the dancers.

Music: The Bliss by Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar

 

Following a workshop with Kathak practitioner, Amina Khayyam, The Trinity Laban Adult Performance Project group have adopted a creative contemporary approach to this classical Indian dance form. Drawing upon Kathak inspired hand gestures and methods of storytelling 'Kavitta' explores images such as peacock feathers, deer’s, flutes and crowns inspired by an ancient Indian poem. 'Kavitta' is rooted in contemporary methods of devising and moving together whilst highlighting the rhythm and gesture of Kathak storytelling.

Gallery Square  

 

 

HISTORIC PROJECTS

Our respective Learning and Participation teams have been working in partnership on various projects since 2009.

 

CAT / JUNIOR Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

We both used the Horniman Museum and its objects as the starting point for music and dance compositions/choreography. The result was several performance pieces created by CAT students choreographing and performing working with Junior Trinity student composers.

 

Amanda Gough / OYP Choreography sessions

Several times over the last few years Amanda has taken groups of one year programme students to the museum to improvise site specific work in the galleries.

 

BIG DANCE PICNIC / July 2012

This was the first major event which emerged from BIG Dance funding. We did the picnic as a partnership project with Trinity Laban Learning and Participation being the event producers for the event, supported by Horniman Museum.  The link was with the Horniman museum was inspired by a photographic exhibition they were having, so we took that as a stimulus for programming.

 

HORNIMAN’S CURIOUS TEA PARTY / July 2014

A large scale event over 2 days with 10,000 attending over the weekend. This interdisciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team. Our Youth Programme and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.

 

HORNAMAN'S AFRICA SEASON OPENING EVENT / July 2015

A large scale family event with 3000 people attending over one day. This interdiciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team. Our Youth Programme, CAT, Adult classes and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.

 

OBJECT HOSTING

We now feature an object annually, selected from the Horniman Museum, which is placed on the ramp in the Laban Building. This inspires some of the programming at the Horniman Museum and Garden's Summer Festivals, including commissioned work and participatory opportunities and performances. 

 

RESEARCH

On the 27 November 2014, we worked together to develop a Symposium which discussed dance organisations and museums working together. More information can be found here.

For further information please contact [email protected]