Reprise: Many Faces of Love
Sunday 13 February 2022
Reprise: Many Faces of Love
Love, the binding force that holds humanity together. It is the one emotion we all carry with us, and one that has many colours, forms, and expressions. Even the Gods, Goddesses, celestials and sages have their own love entanglements. Some feel the unfurling of butterflies in their body, some consume the bittersweet pill of love, which is wrapped in sorrow, and some transform their love into devotion. No matter what the response is towards love it’s worthy of praise.
Shivali Bhammer takes you on a provocative poetic journey of love stories based on ancient Hindu scriptures. Each retelling unravels an emotion that every heart can relate to, shedding light on a different perspective of the one thing that hits us to our core, love. If you want to go on an adventure full of passion, unexpected twists, and a lot of drama, all you need to do is sit back and listen.
The essence of these nine extraordinary affairs of the heart will be layered with melodic raga-based compositions by Diepak Ramjiawan, and the rich vibration of the strings by Annelieke Marselje on violin. At the end of this journey you will fall in love with love itself!
Liefde, de kracht die de mensheid verbindt. Het is de enige emotie die wij allen met ons meedragen, en één die vele verschijningsvormen kent. Zelfs de Goden, Godinnen, hemelse wezens en wijzen hebben hun eigen liefdesverwikkelingen. De liefde brengt verschillende emoties en ervaringen met zich mee. Zoals een explosie van fladderende vlinders in je buik, maar soms ook bitterheid en verdriet. Het maakt niet uit wat onze ervaringen zijn, de liefde is een lofzang waard.
Shivali Bhammer neemt je mee op een spannende poëtische reis van liefdesverhalen gebaseerd op oude Hindoe geschriften. Elk verhaal ontrafelt een emotie die elk hart kan raken, en werpt licht op een ander perspectief van datgene dat onze kern raakt, de liefde. Als je een avontuur wilt beleven vol passie, onverwachte wendingen en een vleugje drama, hoef je alleen maar achterover te leunen en te luisteren.
De essentie van deze negen buitengewone affaires van het hart worden versterkt met melodieuze, op raga’s gebaseerde composities van Diepak Ramjiawan, en de rijke trilling van de snaren door Annelieke Marselje op viool. Aan het eind van deze reis zul je verliefd worden op de liefde zelf!
Ticket sales will start soon and will be available on de Doelen website.
Shivali Bhammer (Storytelling & dance)
Diepak Ramjiawan (Hindustani classical vocals & harmonium)
Annelieke Marselje (Western classical violin & special effects)
Running time: 90 minutes, interval/pauze 15 min
Meet the artists after the performance
Watch the aftermovie of the previous edition of The Many Faces of Love
About the Artists
Shivali was born in London, having studied Economics & Philosophy, she embarked on a career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs but quickly left to pursue her artistic passions. She was signed to Sony Music BMG and has released two devotional albums, The Bhajan Project and Urban Temple, which reached number 1 on the iTunes World Chart. Shivali was nominated for two global Indian Music Awards at the age of 23 and was listed as the Top 25 under 25 South Asian Artists in England.
Shivali also holds a diploma in Acting, Kathak (classical Indian Dance) and Ballet. As a writer she has published for newspapers such as The Financial Times, The Orange County Register, Science & Spirituality, Spirituality & Health, Hinduism Today, Spiritual Directors International, and India Link on topics of philosophy and faith. Shivali is also an award-winning playwright and founder of A Counscious Stream Productions.
Sarnami-Hindustani vocalist Diepak Ramjiawan was born and raised in Rotterdam. The young singer gave his first concerts in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen and the World Forum Theatre. One concert in particular is very dear to him, since he had the honour to perform as a supporting act for Ustad Zakir Hussain. During his act Diepak sang the Shiva Tandav Stotram while he played the tabla.
It’s been a year since he started to produce Spirituals/Devotional Mantra Music in his own unique style. Diepak believes that Music connects us to our inner self. “What this connectivity truly signifies is the listener’s personal experience.”
When she was 5 years old, Annelieke was taking violin lessons at the SKVR in Rotterdam. Afterwards she went to high school for Music and Dance and received lessons from Thijs Kramer, who was part of the Rotterdams Conservatorium. After high school she moved on to the Rotterdams Conservatorium and afterwards graduated at the Fontys Conservatirium in Tilburg in 2010.
Since 2016, she is teaching classes at the pop-academie of Codarts as a violin teacher.
Through the years she has worked with many national and international jazz and pop artists for CD-recordings, concerts and music videos.
Some of these artists are: Jose James, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garix, Kensington, Krezip, Andre Hazes, Navarone, Nicke & Simon, Marco Borsato, Doe Maar, Anouk, Afrojack, Rod Stewart, and Michael Bulbe.
She performs in orchestras kwartets, solo but also as the Marselje Duo together with her sister Dorine who plays the concertharp.
Venue information and Parking
De Doelen is located in the heart of Rotterdam, a short walk from Rotterdam Central Station, tram, metro and bus stops. There are several parking garages around the Doelen.
Venue: de Doelen Rotterdam
Address: Schouwburgplein 50
3012 CL Rotterdam
Tel: 010 – 217 17 17
De Doelen is located in the center of Rotterdam. Train, bus, tram and metro stop a short walk away at Rotterdam Central. For a detailed travel description from your front door to the entrance of the Doelen, visit 9292.nl.
De Doelen is located in the center of Rotterdam and is also easily accessible by car. Due to large crowds in thecity- center and from an environmental point of view, we advise our visitors to come by public transport. Take extra travel time by car into account, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings due to crowds in the city center.
Thanks to our central location, there are many possibilities to park your bicycle around the building. In addition, there is a covered and secured bicycle parking space on the station square of Rotterdam Central Station.
Parking and parking tickets
There are several parking garages in the immediate vicinity of De Doelen. You can book a parking ticket with a discount prior to your concert visit via parkinginrotterdam.nl.
Also check out the parking map in the right column.