£110k lotto cash boost for theatre group tour
South Asian musical theatre company Manasamitra has been given £110,000 towards its A Taste of India tour by Arts Council England.
The three shows feature traditional and contemporary music, Indian storytelling, dance and visual arts.
Arts council regional director Cluny Macpherson said the tour would visit 30 venues that have not traditionally show that type of work.
He said: “It will introduce an innovative blend of contemporary and traditional South Asian arts to new audiences, bringing inspiring art experiences to even more people.”
Manasamitra’s artistic director Supriya Nagarajan said: “We relish the opportunity of sharing our work more widely through a larger touring circuit with more high profile venues and mainstream audiences.”
Proposed venues include Bradford Cathedral, Grimsby Minster, and York Minster.