Dance Ihayami presents the final outdoor performance of Blue Lotus, a classical and contemporary Indian dance collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and classical music composer Ash Madni. Live music will be performed by the Antonine Quartet (supplied by Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland).
Blue Lotus explores the connection between Indian dance and the natural environment, reflecting the changing seasons. As human beings, we interact with our environment in every moment and with every movement - dance explores the resonance of our body landscapes in tune with the natural surroundings.
Blue Lotus is Dance Ihayami’s public engagement project running from summer 2013 to summer 2014 and is kindly supported by Creative Scotland. Over the past year, Dance Ihayami has worked with many local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, engaging them in Indian dance movement inspired by the choreographic development of Blue Lotus. Some of the project participants we have been working with will open Dance Ihayami's Blue Lotus performance.
Saturday, 3 May 2014 @2:00pm
Running time: 45 minutes
Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Outdoor performance spot by the Inverleith House/Café
Closest entrance : Arboretum Place (John Hope Gateway) Edinburgh EH3 5LP
Additional information: Bring your own rug to sit on. Please arrive at the venue at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the show. In case of severe weather, an alternative indoor venue will be provided.