Project Description

Behind the Silken Veil was devised and produced by our Creative Director, Geli Berg thanks to a mentoring programme from the Performing Arts and Development Agency in partnership with what is now Cheshire Rural Touring Arts.

Geli collaborated with three professional dancers:  co-director Kathak dancer, Kanchan Maradan, who is of Indian heritage, Sanat Mahmudova from Uzbekistan and Samara, a British Raqs Sharki dancer of Moroccan heritage.  Geli was director and narrator for the production, which explored the similarities and differences of dancers from diverse backgrounds, from physical emotional and spiritual standpoints.  The final multimedia performance was a collection of audio, visuals and live performance which toured three venues as part of the Cheshire rural touring programme in 2014.  It was also supported with funding from Arts Council England.