Runga Rung, The Colour of Colours
7th November 2015
Following an eight year hiatus the indomitable Runga Rung is back by popular demand this autumn. To celebrate Diwali, Appetite, Stoke on Trent City Council and City Centre Partnership have commissioned us to revive and re imagine one of UK’s most successful national and international outdoor touring shows.
Runga Rung, the Colour of Colours, is a dynamic fusion of British urban and contemporary British Asian culture, and traditions from the Indian diaspora.
Runga Rung features a dynamic street parade with its own unique soundtracks on mobile stages, amazing pyrotechnic performers on the street, Bollywood dancers on a mobile movie screen as well as our mechanical elephant and incredible Human Catherine Wheel, which were created for the original tour.
Following the procession through the city centre all elements of the performance will come together for a rousing finale where the interplay between characters and their different qualities are accentuated by evocative lighting and breath taking pyrotechnic effects.
Runga Rung toured for over seven years from its conception in 2001 and has included residencies in many towns and cities where local people became part of the Runga Rung experience. This fabulous celebration of creative communities and cultural diversity has provided locally distinctive interpretations of the processional show.
In Stoke-on-Trent we will be working with local artists and performers as well as creating a dynamic procession leading from the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery to Albion Square outside Hanley Town Hall for the spectacular finale.
Date: 7 November 2015
Location: Starting from: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Upper Market Square
Finishing at: Hanley Town Hall