Songs Of The Heart

Experience something different. A rich evening of variety, depth and surprise, for dance and music lovers alike.

Balladeste 
Shakhi – Companion – A dance film
Maryam Shakiba ­

Violin-cello duo Balladeste will perform original pieces from their newly-released album 'Beyond Breath', a reflective collection of new compositions taking inspiration from a set of Indian devotional songs.

"Cinematographers looking for music that can radiate suspense but at the same time is warm and intimate, while remaining as far as possible from being ‘background music’, then look no further"  Songlines 4****

The filmed dance piece Shakti – A Companion marries raga and aria and is inspired by Purcell’s Lament of Dido.

Maryam Shakiba brings the joy and energy of odissi dance in live performance.

Running time: 90 minutes including a 20 minute interval

This event compliments the 'Banyan Tree: South Asian Dance 2000-2020 – An Exhibition' art exhibition of dance images at Departure Lounge.

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