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Alexa Stop

Alexa Stop
Thursday 3rd February 2022, from 7PM
Leeds City College



TICKETS: £10 / £5 concession

Join us for a unique open rehearsal where we explore the pitfalls of  technology, and celebrate what it means to be human.

Indian classical kathak artist Jyoti Manral was astonished to hear her daughter's first words, instead of 'Mama' or 'Papa', to be 'Alexa stop!'. This in turn triggered a journey of introspection, re-evaluation and examination of the ways that technology creeps into our lives and relationships without us being aware.

Jyoti will be presenting a short piece of traditional Kathak dance, followed by a special performance by the students of Leeds City College. This will then be concluded by the experimental new work-in-progress, Alexa, Stop

Dancer and choreographer -
Jyoti Manral
Sound artist, composer and sound engineer - Sarah Sayeed
Musician and lyrics composer - Kirpal Singh Panesar
Lighting designer - Alan Dawson
Dance mentor - Dr. Mitul Sengupta
Leeds City College, Choreography Support - Lydia Herbert and Berta Rodrigues
Singer - Anamika Chowdhury
Tune composer - Samir Atri
Spoken word / narrations - Deepak Uniyal, Mansi Dabral, Nitin Uniyal, Jyoti Manral, Kirpal Singh Panesar

Students' performance by Leeds City College - Level-3 Year 1 Dance, and Level 3 Theatre Design & Production

Are you an aspiring choreographer or dancer? Come and see the work of a highly respected artist in development, and discover with us the rich and varied ways our life and technology can be explored through movement and dance.

Funded by Leeds City College Arts Fund, PRS Foundation and PPL
Supported by Yorkshire Dance

#StaySafe Guidelines: mask wearing is encouraged and temperature checks may be conducted for the safety of all present
 
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