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AJAYU Transitorio Performance at Cartwright Hall


Apr 14 2023


12:00 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

AJAYU Transitorio (pronounced A-HI-U) means transient soul. It is inspired by the traditional celebration of Day of the Dead in Bolivia which celebrates the eternal, providing one day a year for the living to be reunited with the departed.

Combining contemporary multi-cultural dance styles (including Bolivian dance, Kuchipudi dance, Afro-Diaspora styles) with atmospheric percussive world music and poetry, AJAYU Transitorio, is a live performance that explores the traditions, relationships with food, death and dying through the magic of traditional rituals and cultural practices.

Imagine the coming together of multi-cultural people to take a seat around a long, beautifully dressed table, with colourful printed cloths, flowers, candles and food. Together we ‘break bread’ and take part in conversations about our traditions, rituals, and memories of loved ones, all interspersed with live dance, poetry and music.

Through recent times, communities have endured trauma, loss and isolation. This work offers a chance for healing through bringing people together to eat, talk, connect, celebrate loved ones and remember those we have lost, and celebrate the strength in each of the communities we visit.

Age recommendation 8+


Director and choreographer: Yuvel Soria

Dance Artist: Payal Ramchandani

Dance Artist development support: Patrick Ziza

Music & Performance Artist: Brendan Murphy

Poetry: Khadijah Ibrahiim

Dramaturge: Khadijah Ibrahiim

Producer: Rosie Watt

Commissioners: Bradford Producing Hub, Kala Sangam, Arts Council England

Partners: Bradford Cathedral, Thornbury Centre, Spin Arts, Inspired Neighbourhoods, Mind The Gap, Geraldine Conor Foundation, RJC Dance, The Creative Seed, Bradford Museums and Galleries.


Tickets are available to book in advance for free – contact Cartwright Hall by phone 01274 4312 or via email Cartwright.Hall

Performances are Pay What You Decide.

Pay What You Decide means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

Pay What You Decide allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price.

At the end of the show, you can decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience. However, there is no obligation to pay.

All payments will be treated as donations and you can pay by cash on the day.

Please ensure that you arrive early.