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Manasamitra: RUDRA, Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth

Start date: 11 Jun 2016

End date: 11 Jun 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £10 full, £7 concession

Venue: The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ

Venue address: The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ


Box office: 01900 826448


RUDRA reverberates through the universe…a powerful force in the shape of Shiva that destroys evil and restores balance, this performance echoes the cycle of peace, disturbance, love and lament.

Rudra is an ancient Sansrit word, which loosely translates as “heightened emotion”.  Manasamitra resurrects ancient Indian mythology with an exciting fusion of contemporary music and dance. Choreographer Sonia Sabri, working in contemporary Kathak brings together four regional dancers with contemporary and Indian dance backgrounds to create RUDRA.

Shri Sriram has created an original soundtrack comprising flute, bass, violin and percussion in his own signature east-west-world electronica style. Combined with energetic dancing and subtle set design, this rich narrative is re-imagined and offers audiences a new experience in Indian arts.



Nikki Bakolis, Lucy Haighton, Alys North and Jyoti Uniyal


Creative Team:

Original Music Composition: Shri Shriram

Choreography: Sonia Sabri

Original Lighting: Mickie Mannion

 Set and Costumes: Hannah Sibai

Assistant Choreography: Amayra Fuller


RUDRA is funded by the Arts Council England‘s Strategic Touring Fund.