Late Shift Extra: Indian Noir

Friday 14 May 2010
18.00–22.00

Late Shift in partnership with FTI Consulting

India Noir was the first of the Gallery’s quarterly Late Shift Extra nights and was inspired by The Indian Portrait exhibition.

Events included:

  • DJ set from Ges-e, one half of the Nasha Experience
  • Free workshop led by Anita Chaudhary and Namrita Manghnani to make your own Indian garlands with bells and paper flowers
  • Live fluteboxing by Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee uniting hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass and ragga beats with Indian classical, jazz and funk melodies
  • Tour of the Collection inspired by connections with The Indian Portrait exhibition, drawing similarities across continents and cultures
  • Writers Glen and Hirsh Sawhney discussed their writing, the burgeoning Asian detective genre and “new India”
  • Live performance of Ghazal singing by Swati Natekar – one of the most delicate and difficult domains of traditional music
  • An evening of seductive Noir Stories with Seema Anand
  • The Singh Twins,  contemporary artists Amrit and Rabindra Singh, in conversation, supported by ASHT
  • Special, one-off performance of excerpts from Bells, specially commissioned for India Noir from South Asian dance organisation Akademi

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