A photo of Paul Purgas and Imran Perretta performing together (as AMRA, their audiovisual collaboration)
Online Event

Art Night: Imran Perretta & Paul Purgas

Wed 14 Jul 2021

Join us for artists Paul Purgas & Imran Perretta's new commission for Art Night 2021, an audiovisual work featuring Carnatic dance and vocal improvisation. 

As part of their ongoing collaboration AMRA, the artists present a new work featuring a pre-recorded performance accompanied by Carnatic dance and vocal improvisation to explore diasporic echoes, syncretic mythologies and polyrhythm within South Asian consciousness.

Incorporating fractured sonics, classical dance and vocal improvisations, the performance explores the hypnotic syntax of the tala rhythmic system and its perceptual manipulations of time. Traditional Carnatic movement accompanies AMRA’s live sound invoking the spiritual somatics of South Asian dance and its origins within ancient ritual and storytelling traditions.

A co-commission by Art Night and Somerset House, with support from the Adonyeva Foundation.