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.


What’s On

Dates for performances, events and activities

4 Mar '22Tusk FestivalLit & Phil Newcastle, Newcastle
19 Feb '22 / 2pmMapping the MusicThe Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
10 Mar '22 / 12pmTunes & Talk: HebbleDewsbury Minster, Dewsbury
27 Mar '22 / 8pmSlowly DriftingCafe Oto, London
12 May '22 / 12pmTalk & Tunes: Stiofán Ó TreabhairDewsbury Minster, Dewsbury

Latest News

The very latest updates and announcements about projects, commissions, performances and activities in the world of Manasamitra

  • Call-Out For Local Artists – Dewsbury / Kirklees
    Are you a storyteller, musician or performance artist based and/or working primarily in Dewsbury / Kirklees? Manasamitra is looking for local artists to take part in our TERRARIUM project and to form a part of our local team for more work as a part of Kirklees 2023.
  • Tunes & Talk: May 2022 — Stiofán Ó Treabhair
    Tunes & Talk with Stiofán Ó Treabhair, an Irish-Scottish vocalist, guitarist and bouzoukist, His set encompasses traditional Celtic folk, jazz fusion and cross genre compositions.
  • Tunes & Talk: March 2022 — Hebble
    Tunes & Talk with Hebble, Live music and conversation at Dewsbury Minster, 10 March, 12pm

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Booking Now

Manasamitra productions currently available for booking.

Photo: Duncan Lomax
Photo: Duncan Lomax

The Sound of Tea

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

Lullaby – Sonic Cradle is an immersive music performance for family audiences and adults alike.

Dusk Notes

Inspired by the sounds of nature at dusk Manasamitra has created and recorded a suite of new music.

Slumber Stories

Stories from around the world swirl together with music to create the background to a restful and meditative bedtime story ritual.

Pranasa

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. 

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