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The Great British Baarat - Rehearsals and Performance

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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Studio ART5.02, Pilgrim Street Entrance

Liverpool

L1 9HF

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Join us to perform in this specially commissioned performance at LightNight 2019!

Milapfest and Movema join forces for a joyous celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage, the Baarat; an exuberant outdoor wedding ritual culminating in a Milni, the meeting of two families. In a unique mass street-dance take on this ritual Movema, local dancers and Milap favourite the Bombay Baja Brass Band will meet on Church Street and combine what they do best – music and dance

If you would like to be a part of this exciting event you can sign up to Movema's weekly Fusion Classes all ages and dance abilities are welcome!

In the 8 fun, friendly classes you will learn specially choreographed Bollywood routines. Classes are one hour and include warm up, a great workout to world beats, learning choreography in a fun and accessible way working with colourful props and meeting and dancing with lovely, new people!

Our package costs include 8 weeks rehearsal at LIPA, rehearsal on the day, costume, facepaint and accessories as follows:

Adults: £60
Concessions (unemployed/students etc.): £55
Children (aged 8-16): £44
Family: £95 (one adult with 1 child)
Family: £125 (one adult with 2 children)

Drop in fees per class:
Adult £6
Concessions £5.50
Children £4

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Performance fee Adult £20
Performance fee Concessions £18
Performance fee Children £16

Pay at class or Book and pay online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-great-british-baarat-rehearsals-and-performance-tickets-58381708261

Pay before 27th March for a 10% discount!

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Milapfest and Movema come together on LightNight 2019 for a joyous celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage. Watch Movema, local dancers and Bombay Baja Brass Band join forces to create the traditional and colourful Indian “Baarat”, an exuberant wedding Ritual on Church Street. Come and join the Liverpool and wider communities coming together for an exciting fusion of East and West!

A traditional “Baarat” culminates in a “Milni”, the meeting of two families. In a unique take on this spectacular ritual, two of Liverpool’s cultural organisations will meet in the heart of the city to combine what they do best. Different community groups will join the Bombay Baja Brass Band for a street dance to celebrate India’s larger than life festive rituals

Milapfest are the UK’s leading Indian arts development trust and have been based in Liverpool for over 35 years. Their mission is to Unite Hearts Through Arts by providing audiences, aspiring artists, and teachers with memorable and inspirational experiences of Indian arts through a dynamic programme of events.

Movema is an award winning, dynamic dance company based in Liverpool and Bristol who believe in the power of world dance for positive change. They are passionate about dance as a tool of self-expression and celebrating cultural differences.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, there are two ways you can get involved. We will be holding a free workshop on 5th May (2-3:30pm) where we will be teaching the choreography. Alternatively, you can sign up to Movema's weekly Fusion Classes (8 weeks, commencing 27th March - affordable costs apply). However you choose to participate, remember that all ages and dance abilities are welcome! For further information join us on social media @movema @milapfest

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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Studio ART5.02, Pilgrim Street Entrance

Liverpool

L1 9HF

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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