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RANAN Come to Aberystwyth     

CPR presents RANAN in a performance, a talk/presentation and a concert:

CROSSINGS – Saturday 2 July, 8pm
TALK/PRESENTATION – Monday 4 July, 8pm
CONCERT by Nageen Tanvir – Friday 8 July

As part of its international summer school this year, the Aberystwyth based
Centre for Performance Research (CPR), is presenting Indian dance-theatre
company Ranan on their first visit to Wales and the UK. Alongside a 6 day
workshop, Ranan will also present three public events at Aberystwyth’s
Castle Theatre: a performance, CROSSINGS on Saturday 2 July; a
TALK/PRESENTATION on Monday 4 July and a special CONCERT by company member,
NAGEEN TANVIR on Friday 8 July.

Crossings weaves together the Indian dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and
Manipuri alongside the text based drama of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, exploring
strong female figures of Indian mythology such as Putana and Shakti. Four
performers represent different facets of Lady Macbeth in constant flux and
conflict, examining what it means to be feminine and de-femininised.

“ … riveting interplay of power and passion through Kathak, Manipuri,
Bharatanatyam.” Review of Crossings, The Telegraph, Calcutta.

Ranan is a young performance company set up by Kathak dancers Debashree
Bhattacharya and Vikram Iyengar. Their collaboration has led to a shared
conviction that a traditional art form like Kathak is a constantly evolving
and living element capable of communicating with any audience regardless of
age and cultural background. They will talk about their work to date and
their plans for the future on Monday 4 July.

As part of the same programme there is a special concert by another member
of the company, Nageen Tanvir - daughter of theatre veterans Moneek and
Habib Tanvir – who presents an evening of Indian Classical Folk and Tribal
Songs on Friday 8 July.

The programme of Indian performance also provides a welcome return to
Aberystwyth for Ranan co-Director, Vikram Iyengar who is a former
post-graduate student in the Theatre, Film and Television Department at UWA.

For further information on THE SUMMER SHIFT 2005 Tel: 01970 622133; Email: or log on to
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