Tue 7 Apr

CANCELLED: Divya Kasturi Company

To Varnam...With Love

£17 / £13 concs

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Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following the government advice, this event is now cancelled. Please click here for more information. If you have a ticket for this event, we will contact you shortly, please bear with us as we contact all our bookers. If you have any questions please email boxoffice@theplace.org.uk.


A story of love, devotion and commitment.

Based on a classic 19th century Indian performance text, this dynamic solo combines Bharatanatyam and contemporary movement, theatre, music and stunning visual design.  

Created and performed by Divya Kasturi To Varnam...With Love is fuelled by her signature physicality and distinctive voice exploring notions of intoxicated love, rejection, denial, memory, lineage, devotion to a myth, a God, a way of moving and being.


Bharatanatyam Dance Workshops, Sun 5 Apr

Divya Kasturi will be leading two workshops on Sun 5 Apr that give participants a chance to learn and build on their knowledge of the core principles and techniques of Bharatanatyam. 

Special Offer: Get £10 tickets for To Varnam...With Love when you book for the workshops in the same transaction, discount applied at the checkout.


Spectator School Event

TUE 7 APR: Free post-show talk in The Place Cafe
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.

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Production Credits
Mentor, dramaturgy and movement-direction:
Chitra Sundaram
Music and video design: John-Marc Gowans
Theatre consultant: Emily Gray
Dramaturge: Chris Fogg
Additional Indian music composition: ‘Chitravina’ Ganesh
Technology aspect partnered through Studio Wayne McGregor’s QuestLab 2019.
TVWL was created from a seed-idea explored at Choreodrome 2017 by Divya through an R & D process and therafter funded by the Arts Council of England.
Thank you to Kyla Booth-Lucking, Clare Winter, Smt. Nandini Ramani, Fiona Clift, Anita Srivastava and Nina Head.
Acknowledgements- Inspired by Saskia Kersenboom’s book Word, Sound, Image (1995) and Chitra Sundaram’s full length work Moham – A Magnificent Obsession (2003).

Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring Season 2020

CANCELLED: Spring Season 2020

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following the government advice, all public programmes (theatre shows, classes and studio hires) have been cancelled for the time being.

CANCELLED: Introduction to Bharatanatyam with Divya Kasturi

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, this class is now cancelled.

CANCELLED: Intermediate/Advanced Bharatanatyam Workshop with Divya Kasturi

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic outbreak and following government advice, this class is now cancelled.