JOIN storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player extraordinaire, Sheema Mukherjee, as they return to Dorset for three performances of their mesmerising show with Artsreach this autumn.
Storyteller Emily and acclaimed sitar player Sheema have been fusing live storytelling and music for many years, specialising in Indian mythology with music that draws on both Indian classical and contemporary traditions.
With a style that is highly accessible and deeply engaging, they have toured a wide range of venues including the British Museum, York Theatre Royal and The Ancient Technology Centre.
Work and extensive travel in India have kindled Emily’s great love of Hindu mythology, having lived and worked with a yak-herding family on the Tibetan plateau, studied Kathakali dance-drama in Kerala and spent several months at the Kattaikkuttu School in Tamil Nadu.
Sitar player Sheema performed in the 2016 staging of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Globe Theatre, and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Courtney Pine and Sir John Tavenor.
This outstanding musician has also supported Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on tour, performed at the Olympics Festival for Sydney 2000 and makes regular appearances at WOMAD Festival with her own ensembles.
Together, Emily and Sheema conjure fast-flowing worlds of cosmic creatures, celestial curses, wise women and gods behaving badly in this brand-new show, featuring Indian stories of liberation, love, life, truth and illusion.
Enjoy an evening of storytelling and Indian music as the duo perform ‘Ganga – Tales of the River’ in Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, near Lyme Regis, from 7.45pm on Friday, November 19.
Other performances in Dorset will be held in Powerstock on Saturday, November 20 and Shillingstone on Sunday, November 21.
For further information and tickets visit www.artsreach.co.uk or call 01297 560948 for the Wootton Fitzpaine show, 01308 485730 for Powerstock or 01258 860319 for Shillingstone.