Sampad’s 2018 Autumn Season was packed with wonderful events and soaring successes, from revivals of former events to world-premiers, the varied programme offered something for everyone. As the Autumn/ Winter Season draws to a close, we are reflecting back over the past few months and celebrating the wonderful artists, collaborators and partners that we have worked with.
Converse: UK Tour
As part of their National tour, Vidya Patel and Shammi Pithia shared an excerpt of their duet Converse for the
Inaugural Lecture for the India Institute by Dr S Jaisankar at The University of Birmingham.
TRI & EKA: Double Bill
This dynamic and exciting double bill welcomed a sell out audience in the main theatre at mac in September.
Sampad were proud to support the most exciting young talent in South Asian dance as they continue to develop their career.
About the Elephant
We saw another sell out show for the final tour date of About the Elephant at DanceCity in Newcastle.
Despite the performance being a last chance to see live on stage, with amazing support from The Space,
we live streamed the performance on Facebook and Twitter to over 41,000 people.
Chai & Chat
In October we hosted our first ever Chai and Chat at Zindiya in Moseley with inspirational writer and ambassador for women Abda Khan.
A fantastic group of women attended and shared some of their incredible thoughts and creative ideas. Keep an eye out for Spring 2019’s Chai and Chat.
This Sampad classic was revived in October with Soumik Datta at The Dome music hall at The University of Birmingham.
We were delighted to see a full audience enjoying the phenomenal musical talent of Soumik and his percussionist Ayoze de Alejandro Lopez.
Kamala Devam Company: Ankusha and Other Mysteries
Sampad were privileged to host Kamala Devam Company’s premier of ‘Ankusha and Other Mysteries’.
Rarely do you see dance film, hip hop, bharatanyatam, contemporary and acrobatics rolled into one performance.
This stunning 5 piece show is currently touring around the UK receiving fantastic reviews.
Sampad welcomed the wonderful Sudha Bhuchar to Birmingham in November, where she shared her work in progress ‘Evening Conversations’.
Sudha’s shared experiences of being a multicultural Mum with millennial sons seemed to resonate with many of the audience.