Monday, 27 January 2014

AKAAR supporting emerging talent!


Sonia Sabri Company is inviting Birmingham based dance and music groups to take part in a new showcase event, Akaar at mac (Midland Arts Centre) on Sunday 9th March 2014 at 5pm.

Akaar 2014 is a special performance event that aims to celebrate emerging talent and support the interest and breadth of South Asian Arts being created across Birmingham. Both individuals and groups are invited to present their own work in a professional setting; the prestigious and newly refurbished, main theatre at mac.

With the support of others, SSCo hopes to build on the event’s success and establish an annual regional platform for aspirational performers.
Akaar is open to dancers and musicians aged 11yrs+ and as an intergenerational showcase, we hope to include in the programme a range of work. So whether you love to perform classical, folk, Bharathanatyam, Bollywood, Kathak, or even attempting to break new ground with fusion or experimental South Asian dance and music, we would like to hear from you.
Akaar aims
SSCo would like to extend the invitation to performers across Birmingham. The event aims to provide opportunities for performers to:
Ÿ Showcase thier work
Ÿ Meet other performers
Ÿ See a range of both dance and music work
Ÿ Encourage and inspire performers to create and perform live
Ÿ Nurture new talent 
Criteria
Akaar is open to:
Ÿ Individuals and groups based in Birmingham working in either dance or music or combining both art forms
Ÿ You must be 11yrs+
Ÿ Performers from any background can apply to take part i.e. school, youth, community or cross generational etc.
Ÿ Performers must be committed to taking part in in a technical rehearsal at mac on the day  
To take part
Contact SSCo on 0121 622 3135 or request the simple application form by emailing juliet@ssco.org.uk or info@ssco.org.uk                 
Deadline: Monday 26th February 2014
Baithak House, 202b, Moseley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0RT UK