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Nutkhut

Nutkhut are a leading outdoor performance company, with a strong committment to increasing participation. The company creates and tours mid-large scale, cross artform work for diverse audiences. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £100,342
  • 2013-2014: £102,650
  • 2014-2015: £105,319

Video feed

Planet Ajay - Bolly Willoughby

Dance sequence from a Planet Ajay Episode

The Docker & The Rose

Full length version of Nutkhut's The Docker & The Rose

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Nutkhut in Birmingham.

Highlights of Nutkhut's Bollywood Steps in Birmingham, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Town Hall . Over 10,000 people saw the show with 500 young participants performing in the piece.

Miss Benn

Miss Benn is a beautiful new sculptural installation by Simmy Gupta. It draws passers-by into the imaginary world of the sari shop mannequin. The hexagonal installation houses the mannequin Miss Benn, and invites the audience to follow her journey as she moves from the shop window into her imagination. Miss Benn is a unique piece of visual art which can also house integrated soundscapes. Wandsworth Council in London commissioned Miss Benn to host Tailors of Tooting - a soundscape that combines real stories and memories of local residents about mannequins, saris and fashion.

Nutkhut:BBC Academy.mov

Building digital capacity for the arts - An Arts Council England and BBC Academy partnership invited Nutkhut to participate in a webcasting workshop at White City, London in October 2012. Actors/Writers Eric MacLennan and Neran Persaud worked with director Ajay Chhabra in presenting scenes from the companies Mannequins series. The scenes were filmed to demonstrate webcasting techniques and filming opportunities for live performance.

Sari Sari Nights Video

Sari Sari Nights, created by Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra is Nutkhut's latest production, which sees a Sari Shop explode into a colourful night-time procession through the centre of town. A beautiful mannequin, modeled on a Bollywood star is paraded through the streets, accompanied by tailors on bicylces, parasol dancers, Princesses on stilts, including a radiant lotus flower float anda 'maypole' of outstretched saris and other imagery related to the notion of a sari shop turned inside out.

Bespoke - The art of Tailoring

Nutkhut presents Bespoke -- a brand new small-scale walkabout act, which amusingly reveals the hidden world of the bespoke tailor. A company of tailors leave the audience in stitches as they comically share various tricks of their trade. Mixing the slapstick and parody of Are you Being Served with the distinctive friendliness and skill of a classic tailor.

Nutkhut Know-How Workshop- 'if you gotta fall, you gotta fall!'

Nutkhut Know-How Workshop Nutkhut led the first of an open workshop in both clowning and character (led by Practitioner Peta Lily) and a Stilts Walking workshop led by Barry Han (Artemis). Venue: Brady Arts Centre, Bethnal Green For more on Nutkhut please visit: www.nutkhut.co.uk

Nutkhut Know-How Workshop

Nutkhut Know-How Workshop Nutkhut led the first of an open workshop in both clowning and character (led by Practitioner Peta Lily) and a Stilts Walking workshop led by Barry Han (Artemis). Venue: Brady Arts Centre, Bethnal Green For more on Nutkhut please visit: www.nutkhut.co.uk

Movieplex Trailer

Movieplex is a film, performance and installation for outdoor locations bringing to life the story of Shanta Rao Dutt and his filmmaking dynasty. The family's long-lost movie heritage dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when the Lumiere Brothers first visited India. Movieplex offers a rare chance to rediscover some of the resourceful Dutt family's moviemaking highlights from the past 100 years.

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Contact details

09/11/12
Gunnery Terrace
Royal Arsenal, Woolwich
London
SE18 6SW

51.491669, 0.07591

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