La pasion y el sentimiento - Argentinian Tango Show
14/02/2017: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Devonshire Square will be celebrating Valentine’s day by hosting in its historical Western Courtyard a passionate and emotionally transporting Argentinian tango performance by multi awarded dancers “Tango Movement”. The talented duo have won the prestigious LUKAS Tango Performers of the Year 2015, an award based on both a public vote and the decision of a panel of experts that included a choreographer from Strictly and Tango World Champions.
Tango Movement will be performing for the Devonshire Square’s audience three sets of Tango with 15 minutes intervals in between. The free attendance performance will start at 12.30pm and will be dedicated to support The Connection, London’s busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from Tuesday 14th till Friday 17th February. Donation boxes will be available in the Western Courtyard during the show and in all reception desks from 8am to 5.30pm.
6 July - 17 August: 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Devonshire Square is marking the UK-India Year of Culture with a sensorially engaging retrospective journey through Indian dancing styles, from contemporary Bollywood shows to some of the most ancient and symbolically charged Indian classical dances. The 7 week programme will showcase acts by some of the most talented dancers in the South Asian dance panorama presented by Akademi South Asian Dance, while the Bollywood themed opening show will be presented by Bollywood Co. The UK-India Year of Culture represents a perfect opportunity to celebrate Devonshire Square’s rich and charming history which is strongly linked to India. The 4 acre campus - today a premium office and retail destination as well as an artistic hub - used to be a complex of warehouses back in 1820 where the most valuable goods traded by the East India Company used to be stored. The dancers’ strikingly colourful and elaborated costumes will bring to life India’s precious textiles once stored in the Bengal Warehouse, evoked also by the festival’s title “Tales of Silk and Music”, creating a powerful metaphorical link between Devonshire Square past, as a warehouse, and present, as a culturally vibrant destination. All shows will take place on Thursdays at 12.30pm in Devonshire Square’s historical Western Courtyard from 6th July till 17th August. All performances are free attendance and registration is not required.