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.
The very latest updates and announcements about projects, commissions, performances and activities in the world of Manasamitra
- Funding AnnouncementsBIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We are delighted to announce two recent funding successes. We have been awarded an Organisational Development fund from… Read More
- Mapping the MusicMapping the Music is a sonic exploration of the sculptural work of Barbara Hepworth by composer and director Supriya Nagarajan. In… Read More
- Lullaby— Sonic Cradle @ The Royal Albert HallPart of Nitin Sawhney’s Journeys festival, Lullaby-Sonic Cradle offers a unique musical experience in a relaxed setting with soothing sounds coupled with meditative vocals…. Read More
Dates for performances, events and activities
|25 Oct '21 / 6pm||Slumber Stories||Batley Library, Batley|
|28 Oct '21 / 6pm||Slumber Stories||Greenwood Centre, Ravensthorpe|
|29 Oct '21 / 6pm||Slumber Stories||Birkby/Fartown Library, Huddersfield|
|5 Nov '21 / 2pm||Lullaby - Sonic Cradle(Part of Nitin Sawhney's Journeys: 150 years of Immigration)||Royal Albert Hall, London|
|24 Nov '21 / 6pm||Slumber Stories||Birstall Library, Birstall|
|25 Nov '21 / 6pm||Slumber Stories||Almondbury LIbrary, Almondbury|
|21 Dec '21 / 6:30pm||Winter Solstice - Dusk Notes||Howard Assembly Room, Leeds|
|26 Feb '22||Mapping the Music||The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield|
Manasamitra productions currently available for touring or commissions
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.
Creator Supriya Nagarajan uses her experience of synaesthesia to explore the interplay between sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. This re-worked version of the show builds on the company’s ongoing exploration of multi-media presentations, directly engaging the audience in a musical interpretation of a tea ceremony.
The Lullaby adventure that began with Lullaby – the Singing Bowl, has had several variations in different countries with different artists. Each time the Lullaby story is subtly altered by the interpretations of the wider variety of musicians from across the world.
Inspired by the sounds of nature at dusk Manasamitra has created and recorded a suite of new music.