a Inter_rupted Photo: Nirvair Singh

Aditi Mangaldas is a dance revolutionary. Working for many years within the classical Indian form of Kathak she is now forging a dynamic approach, refashioning traditional vocabulary with 21st century sound, rhythm and light.   

Celebrated around the world for startling richness and intricacy of her choreography Mangaldas’s latest piece Inter_rupted is inspired by fragility, disintegration and renewal. The show features seven dancers, including Mangaldas, and music composed by Sajid Akbar performed live by on stage musicians.  It is lit by Knight of Illumination Award winner Fabiana Picciolo and the costumes are designed by Kimie Nakano. 

Mangaldas is recognised as one of India’s leading dance makers, and is making her first appearance at the Barbican in this Dance Umbrella Commission. 

“Here is an Indian dance Company sailing out confidently on the seas of modernity” Pulse (UK)

 “Aditi Mangaldas's sparkling technique of Kathak with a contemporary sophistication”    The New Delhi Statesman (India)

 “Her artistry and poise, her dramatic gifts and unshakeable technique are truly astounding; dance as effortlessly compelling as hit is a joy to watch…”  Limelight Magazine (Australia) 

Premieres August 2016 in Mumbai, India

There is ramped access from our main entrance at Silk Street to the Level G Foyer where lifts service all levels. Access tickets can be booked directly through the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891.

Visitors with access requirements who have joined the Barbican Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Please inform the Barbican Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and their staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and their facilities. Subject to availability. For full access information visit the Barbican website here.

Friday 21 October - Performance and Meet the Artists post-show talk will be British Sign Language interpreted.


Concept and choreography Aditi Mangaldas
Composer Sajid Akbar
Dramaturgy Farooq Chaudhry
Mentoring Morag Deyes 
Lighting Fabiana Piccioli
Costume design Kimie Nakano 
Stage Design Manish Kansara


A Dance Umbrella Commission

Presented in partnership with the Barbican

Supported by Drishtikon Dance Foundation and NCPA Mumbai, with Akademi, The Nehru Centre and Aakash Odedra Company

Thu 20-Sat 22 Oct


Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company
Silk Street, EC2
20-22 October

£16 - £28
75 mins / no interval



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