Exclusive Uk show to celebrate India’s rich 5,000-year-old Vedic Culture, marking 50 years of the UK Hare Krishna Movement
India’s premier contemporary performing arts company, Natya Nectar Cirque de India, will be holding its first-ever historic UK performance on 24th November 2019 as part of a grand production called Krishna Spectacular, a West End-style show showcasing the rich history and traditions of India’s 5,000-year-old texts – known as The Vedas – which include the roots of yoga and meditation practices.
The dynamic show will run for one night only at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, encompassing dance, circus, music, and current visual technology to create an unforgettable night of magnificent performances from Natya Nectar, the award-winning Samadhi Dance company from The Netherlands, alongside live music from Grammy nominee Jahnavi Harrison, former Rubettes star Jayadev John Richardson, amongst others.
Natya Nectar has performed in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Nepal, Italy and all throughout India, working with some of the biggest global brands within country, including BMW, the Virat Kholi Foundation, Hero Honda and Asus, but this is the first time they are performing in the UK. The inspiration behind the production came from further afield – Soho Street in London W1 – home to the Radha-Krishna Temple, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Although established in the UK for fifty years, the Hare Krishna movement embodies the teachings from the ancient Vedic texts, applying the 5,000-year-old philosophy for modern times, through mantra meditation, yoga, and teachings about the nature of the soul.
Through this connection, a wonderful collaboration was born, bringing the philosophy of the ancient texts to life through a large-scale West End style stage production.
Speaking today, Anantacarya Dasa, Creative Director of the Krishna Spectacular production shares: “It is a sensational contemporary production, telling the untold story of the rich tapestry of culture from ancient India and how it came to London in the 60’s. So many of the concepts we are familiar with today are rooted in this tradition, and found in texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, which have never been expressed in this way before.”
The Krishna Spectacular show takes place on Sunday 24th November 2019, from 4pm – 8pm. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets are available here: www.eventim.co.uk/krishnaspectacular