Caravan and Circus Raj at The Whitworth, Manchester

  • Saturday | 02.09.17
  • 1.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

The spectacular music and vibrant circus performances of India come to Manchester!

Due to high demand, a second performance will take place at 3pm, following the first performance at 1pm. We have released a limited number of tickets for the performances – sign up for free entry above.

Experience the sights and sounds of India with this dazzling performance by some of Rajasthan’s most exciting musicians and circus performers. Caravan Raj represent the divergent musical styles and background of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, with the Langas and Manganyiar, renowned wandering poets, singing a wide repertoire of ancient songs and playing the sarangi (Indian violin), kartals (castanets), the morchang (Jew’s harp) and algoza (double flute). Joining them are the famous Circus Raj, a veritable supergroup of Rajasthan’s elite street circus performers from this fascinating region’s renowned entertainment communities.

Together the Caravan and Circus Raj will take you on a vivid procession through the Thar Desert, inspired by its majestic landscape and their unending ambition to preserve this unique tradition.

This unmissable show promises to be a memorable and fascinating event for all the family.

Please note: signup does not guarantee entry, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.

The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.