The Centre for Creativity at King's presents: CALEDONIA Meets CALCUTTA!
March 3, 2017
The Centre for Creativity at King’s will host “Caledonia meets Calcutta – An Evening of Music and Dance” on March 3rd, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Room 105, Labatt Hall. Traditional Celtic dance and music will be fused with Indian dance and music to explore their similarities and differences.
The show will open with three music and dance demonstrations: Indo-Celtic fusion, Scottish Highland, and Scottish Country. Vidya Natarajan, an Associate Professor and Academic Counsellor at King’s, will provide a brief description of how traditional Celtic tunes were adapted and fused with traditional Indian dances and songs to inspire the performances. Music will be provided by Traddicted and Irish Stew.
After a brief intermission featuring Indian snacks, Scottish sweets and a cash bar, the audience participation portion of the evening will begin. Performers will demonstrate various dances including reels, a slow dance (strathspey), jigs, and hornpipes. Interested audience members will then be invited to learn the steps themselves.
Admission and parking for this event are free and all are welcome to attend.
Founded in 1974, The Centre for Creativity at King’s supports and encourages creative endeavours in all areas of the arts and across diverse disciplines and cultures. It nurtures the development of an arena where manifestations of creativity can be explored within many contexts using a variety of formats: lectures, exhibitions, prose and poetry readings, musical events, film, photography, debates, symposia, and more.