Performance dates & times

Tuesday 6 Mar
8:00 PM
Wednesday 7 Mar
8:00 PM

Running Time 70 minutes (no interval)

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The Manganiyar Seduction is a visually and musically stunning masterpiece, where 40 musicians from three generations of Manganiyars perform in a 36-windowed ‘jewel box’, with the songs slowly building to giddying heights. 

Celebrating the music of the Manganiyars, a caste of desert musicians from the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, The Manganiyar Seduction will be performed twice in the State Theatre on March 6 and 7, 2018.

Described as “rapturous... jaw-dropping... buoyant... compelling...tranquil...” by The New York Times, the show has received long-held standing ovations all over the world, from Salzburg and Vienna, to New York, Singapore, Washington, Paris and Hong Kong.

The Manganiyar Seduction was first created to open the Delhi Film Festival in 2006. Its rousing success, incredible originality and intense musicality has seen it tour the globe ever since. The project allowed Director Roysten Abel to collaborate with the Manganiyar musicians for the first time, with the concept a dazzling union between the Manganiyar's music and the visual seduction of Amsterdam's red light district. The set is a combination of the Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur and the red light district, and is often compared to a jewel box.

This dramatic and astounding performance is not to be missed as these extraordinary Manganiyar musicians transport audiences to another world.