Manasamitra is an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, delivering a range of exciting and original cross-cultural experiences. Our work is rooted in the creative vision of Supriya Nagarajan, a classically-trained Carnatic singer who is inspired by not only the traditions of her South Asian roots but also by a drive to work with new ideas, forms and aesthetics from across the world, presented within a contemporary British context.
Dates for performances, events and activities
|4 Mar '22||Tusk Festival||Lit & Phil Newcastle, Newcastle|
|19 Feb '22 / 2pm||Mapping the Music||The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield|
|10 Mar '22 / 12pm||Tunes & Talk: Hebble||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|27 Mar '22 / 8pm||Slowly Drifting||Cafe Oto, London|
|12 May '22 / 12pm||Tunes & Talk: Stiofán Ó Treabhair||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|21 May '22 / 4pm||Lullaby||Casa Da Música, Porto|
|9 June '22 / 12pm||Tunes & Talk: Satnam Galsian and John Hogg||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|12 June '22 / 12pm||Tunes & Talk: Maddie Morris and Lillian Grace||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|28-31 July '22||Lullaby: Sonic Cradle at WOMAD '22||Charlton Park, Malmesbury|
|22 Jul '22 / 10am & 1pm||Circle of Songs (Session 1)||Dewsbury Minister, Dewsbury|
|23 Jul '22 / 10am & 1pm||Circle of Songs (Session 2)||Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury|
|25 Jul '22 / 10am & 1pm||Circle of Songs (Session 3)||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|29 Jul '22 / 10am & 1pm||Circle of Songs (Session 4)||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|8 Sep '22 / 12pm||Tunes & Talk: September 2022 — Matías Reed||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
|2 Dec '22 / 7:30pm||Meltwater||Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury|
|7 Dec '22 / 7pm||Meltwater||Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury|
The very latest updates and announcements about projects, commissions, performances and activities in the world of Manasamitra
- WORLDWIDEFM: SUPRIYA NAGARAJAN PRESENTS — 08.09.22It is the end of a scorching summer and a season of festivals across the UK. Now, time to sit… Read More
- Tunes & Talk: September 2022 — Matías ReedAfter taking a short break, Tunes and Talk is back on 8 September at Dewsbury Minster. Featured artist, guitarist Matīas Reed
- Supriya Nagarajan joins MUSIC PATRONSupriya Nagarajan is part of the first ever cohort of composers on Music Patron, a new game-changing initiative aiming to… Read More
Manasamitra productions currently available for booking.
Manasamitra is excited and delighted to bring you The Sound of Tea –a show about our relationship with TEA.
After a year of working remotely and in digital format, we can present, live, new music and performance art mixed with visuals and soundscapes, participatory tea rituals and technology-filled tables with touch-screens for audience members to interact with the performance in real time.
Lullaby – Sonic Cradle is an immersive music performance for family audiences and adults alike.
Inspired by the sounds of nature at dusk Manasamitra has created and recorded a suite of new music.
Stories from around the world swirl together with music to create the background to a restful and meditative bedtime story ritual.
A brand new ensemble that merges cultures, stretches musical boundaries and creates a space where new ideas can emerge from a place of friendship and the unmitigated joy of playing music that is un-scripted.