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EMPTY PLACES

ROYAL ALBERt HALL / ACE / SDA

Filmed in an empty Royal Albert Hall, on its 150th anniversary during the winter lockdown of 2021 | Silent Spaces - Episode 3 of 6.

A duet of strings ring through vacant corridors, voices echo through empty aisles and a lone dancer appears through the shadows of the great hall. Each artist leads the viewer along a rare journey through the venue’s hidden corners, dressing rooms, rooftops and up, towards the majestic stage.

Soumik composes, song -writes and performs on sarod while singing lead vocals and rendering a powerful spoken word poem calling attention to the plight of creatives during the pandemic and our collective need for shared cultural spaces.

SILENT SPACES is an original series of 6 episodes directed by Souvid Datta and produced by Soumik Datta Arts, breaking the silence of iconic venues, closed nightclubs and empty museums that were out of action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more about the full Silent Spaces project and watch the films click here.

Credits


Director
Producer

Starring
Vocals & String Arrangement
Dance
Choreography

Cello

Music & Lyrics

Crew
2nd Camera & Lighting
Documentary DOP
Mix & Mastering
Project Manager
Senior Producer

Co-produced by

Souvid Datta
Melanie Cura Daball


Rosabella Gregory
Mithun Gill
Monique Jonas
Mithun Gill
Meera Priyanka Raja
Midori Jaeger
Soumik Datta


Jerzy Gudjonsson
Natalja Safranova
Camilo Tirado
Minal Mehta
Oliver Carruthers

The British Museum | Royal Albert Hall | Sage Gateshead | Depot Mayfield | Hawkwood College | WePresent | WeTransfer | Genesis Cinema | The Lexington | BBC Radio 3 | Network Rail | The Space Arts | Arts Council England | Bagri Foundation | SD Films | Dishoom | Timberland

With equipment provided by PixiPixel & Yellow Cactus

Presented by SDA


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