• Caravan and Circus Raj at The Whitworth - Free Entry

  • Sat, 02-09-2017 at 13:00
  • The Whitworth
    Oxford Road
    M15 6ER Manchester
Caravan and Circus Raj at The Whitworth - Free Entry - The Whitworth - Manchester

Please note: In response to queries from visitors around ticketing and entry, we are aware that there may be some confusion as to whether a ticket is required to gain entry. If you have not registered for a ticket via Eventbrite, please do not worry. It will still be possible to see the performances.The performance schedule will run as follows:1pm Caravan Raj2pm Circus Raj3pm Caravan Raj4pm Circus RajEach performance will last approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to seeing you there!*****The spectacular music and vibrant circus performances of India come to Manchester!Experience the sights and sounds of India with this dazzling performance by some of Rajasthan’s most exciting musicians and circus performers. Caravan Raj represent the divergent musical styles and background of Rajasthan's Thar Desert, with the Langas and Manganyiar, renowned wandering poets, singing a wide repertoire of ancient songs and playing the sarangi (Indian violin), kartals (castanets), the morchang (Jew’s harp) and algoza (double flute). Joining them are the famous Circus Raj, a veritable supergroup of Rajasthan's elite street circus performers from this fascinating region's renowned entertainment communities.Together the Caravan and Circus Raj will take you on a vivid procession through the Thar Desert, inspired by its majestic landscape and their unending ambition to preserve this unique tradition.This unmissable show promises to be a memorable and fascinating event for all the family.New North and SouthThis show is part of New North and South - a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.