Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar first performed at Dartington Hall as a 14 year old, accompanying his brother Uday’s dance troupe as a dancer and sitar player. It was to be the first of several visits spread across seven decades. He wrote in his memoirs: “In the summer of 1936 we spent a few months at Dartington Hall in Devonshire, a beautiful open place. I felt that I was coming close to music and that this music was what I was meant to devote my life to."
The following sequence shows Shankar working with an ensemble of Indian musicians at Dartington Summer School of Music 2004.