Unending Love at MAC
Unending Love at MAC
20th July 2021

Unending Love – A Celebrating Age Programme

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“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.”

Inspired by Tagore’s poem of the same name, Unending Love sees Sampad & MAC Birmingham present artists from the Chaturangan Dance Theatre to present a varied programme of spoken word, visual arts, music, and dance to celebrate humanity and love through ages and generations.

This special programme is for people aged over 55 and takes place on Tuesday 20th July 2021 in the Foyle Studio at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham. During the performance, a visual artist will also lead interactive craft activities, the results from which will become part of the performance display. On the day we will have experimental writers, musicians, composers, dancers and choreographers including Kali Chandrasegaram, Showmi Das, Ali Harwood, Jonathan Raisin, Bisakha Sarker and Karen Wynne.

Reserve Your Place
Tickets are free but advance booking is required. We are running two socially-distanced performances at 12pm and 2pm, lasting around 50 minutes each. Refreshments will be provided as part of the event. To reserve your place, please contact Adele adele@sampad.org.uk (not MAC box office), specifying which performance you would like to attend.

MAC is an accessible venue, but if you have any specific access requirements, just let Adele know. MAC’s visitor guidelines can be read here macbirmingham.co.uk/visit/visitor-guidelines

The artists

Bisakha Sarker
Bisakha is a dance artist and the artistic Director of Chaturangan. She was trained in creative dance at Uday Shankar culture centre. Her formative years were deeply influenced by Amala Shankar and Manjusree Chaki Sarker. She draws inspiration from her life experiences.

Kali Chandrasegaram
Kali Chandrasegaram

A multi-disciplined, experimental dancer and choreographer, Kali works across many genres from Indian classical to contemporary. Originally from Malaysia, Kali has been an artist in the UK Contemporary South Asian dance scene for over 20 years, working with many of the genre’s leading companies.

Showmi Das
Showmi Des

Showmi has trained in Kathak under Jayashree Acharya. She is the artistic Director of Showmi Dance Company, who has performed internationally. She has been a Workshop Leader for Sadlers Wells for the last 5 years. She runs Rokeya Project which works on Feminism through Arts.

Ali Harwood

Ali Harwood is an artist, poet, writer and teacher. He is Artist-in-Residence at Love Wavertree, runs the Liver Bards poetry event, wrote and illustrated the popular ‘Liverpool Liver Birds’ poetic picture book and tutors young people aged 5-15.

Jonathan Raisin
Jonathan Raisin

Jonathan is musician, writer, composer, theatre maker, project deviser, educator, site-responsive artist. Jonathan studied music at Dartington College of Arts in the 1980’s and has had a wide and varied career.

Karen Wynne
Karen Wynne

Karen is a musician, composer, collaborator and performer who has worked with musicians of many genres, from West African pop to sacred choral music via street theatre and psychedelic rock! In recent years she has collaborated extensively with dance and street theatre companies.

Unending Love is a partnership between Sampad and MAC Birmingham.