Bhangra Facedances

Everyones face dances when they listen to music. In 2009, the Asian Arts Agency commissioned a new project with artist Jonathan Stone to create a collection of video portraits of people’s faces “dancing” while listening to Bhangra music.

Some faces were still, some energetic, some self-conscious, and some exuberant – each portrait a glimpse into someone’s face dancing personality.

We worked in partnership with Watershed and in all, 95 Facedances were recorded in January 2009 and then shown in the Bristol Library, on the BBC Big Screen, and at Watershed during February and March. This was part of the Agency’s ongoing Bhangra Project. The project is also archived on Watershed’s DShed Website.

What we do

We are one of the UK's leading tour promoters of South Asian music and arts.


We programme artists for a range of high profile festivals and venues.


We showcase and tour British Asian artists in overseas markets.

Special projects

We develop special projects that are of strategic and artistic importance for the sector.


We deliver a strong and diverse education programme.