Memories of Dartington with performance artist Ansuman Biswas, ethnomusicologist Dr Frances Shepherd and guests.

Dartington College of Arts (Devon) inspired by Rabindranath Tagore was the first place in the UK promoting the traditions of Indian music and dance.

Ansuman Biswas was born in Calcutta and trained in the UK. He is interested in hybridity and interdisciplinarity. His work has included directing Shakespeare in America, touring with Björk, and been part of a ground-breaking study group for the European Space Agency on Cultural Utilisation of the International Space Station. A Director of Arts Catalyst, and the Live Art Development Agency, he has had a leading role in developing academic programmes including at Dartington College of Arts.

Frances Shepherd, Director of PRSSV is an ethnomusicologist who has specialised in the performing arts of the Indian sub-continent. She has been strategic and forward thinking in looking at the health and growth of the sector. Having been Senior Lecturer in music at Dartington College of Arts and then Kingston University, today she runs Sangeet College and oversees the teachers across the disciplines of Tabla, Sitar, Bansuri, Vocal and Kathak and continues to nurture musicians of tomorrow.

Hosted by Anjan Saha

Date

Saturday 28 November • 6pm-7pm

Fee

£1 to register your place.

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