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Ekalya and Kathakbox: Dance Double Bill
Saturday, 9 June 2012 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)
Bradford, United Kingdom
Experience two beautiful Asian dance styles for the price of one with this exciting and unique double bill of Ekalya (classical) and Kathakbox (contemporary) with dancers from Sonia Sabri Company.
Ekalya, meaning ‘solo’ or ‘the one’ is a beautifully intimate crafting of solo dance and live music.Kathakbox is an uplifting production, which expresses the unique, diverse energy of modern Britain, blending the precise grace and vigour of Kathak dance with Hip Hop’s laid back groove. Musically it layers complex Indian rhythms with the verbal dexterity of beatbox and multi-lingual spoken word.
“Kathakbox is a dialogue, rather than a fusion, of artistic disciplines...I wanted to explore what happens when people of different backgrounds come together, who may not all speak the same mother tongue, but manage to communicate through a common language. We found many parallels: Hip hop is raw, informal, laid back and spontaneous; this is how Kathak is originally, and still is in many contexts in India. We are all part of the same family.”
This event will commence with an introduction to Kathak by Kala Sangam CEO, Dr Geetha Upadhyaya at 6.30pm. Performances are from 7pm.
About Kala Sangam
Kala Sangam is a leading South Asian arts organisation. We aim to increase understanding and appreciation of the cultural traditions of South Asia, whilst improving awareness of racial, cultural and social issues.
We work with local and international artists to create and deliver collaborative work across the community through a programme of creative and accessible events, including performances, classes, workshops, and training courses.
More information at: http://www.kalasangam.org
When & Where
Kala Sangam is a national South Asian arts organisation, based at St Peter's House in Bradford.
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