KALA Sangam promises a spectacular evening of contemporary dance and music in Bradford Cathedral.

Awaken is a triple bill of works by Eliot Smith Dance being performed on Wednesday June 19 to celebrate the cathedral’s centenary.

Kala Sangam, a Bradford arts organisation, says the bold and exciting contemporary works will be in awe-inspiring surroundings.

The programme features Artemis Clown, an exploration of the relationship between the brain and music, from award-winning choreographer Rosie Kay and the playful and dynamic We Got The Beat.

The evening will conclude with a spectacular finale of live organ music during After The Rite, a powerful piece examining death and resurrection from a Christian perspective.

Newcastle-based Eliot Smith Dance are known for technically and theatrically brilliant dancers and bringing dance into non-traditional venues.

Artistic director Eliot Smith said: “I have been moved by the cathedral’s rich history and the fact that people have worshipped there since Paulinus came on a mission to Northumbria in AD 627. It is a great honour to have the opportunity to transform such a sacred space through dance.”

Alex Croft, creative director of Kala Sangam, said: “Being the nearest of neighbours, we knew that we wanted to do something special to help Bradford Cathedral celebrate their centenary. Eliot’s work is spiritual, uplifting and entertaining - whether you’re religious or not, seeing this work in such a stunning setting is going to be a truly memorable night.”

The event also includes a post-show discussion, where audiences will have the opportunity to ask the trio any questions they may have.

Visit kalasangam.org or call 01274 303340 to book tickets.