'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)
I, WITHIN – ANANT/ENDLESS (DOUBLE BILL)
A complex solo work presented in the classical canon exploring the rhythmic patterns of kathak in relation to the endless, cyclical nature of taal.
Originally created for the UK Gharana Festival 2010 inspired by Urja's ongoing artistic journey as a performer and choreographer.
Choreography & dance: Urja Desai Thakore
Music: Alap Desai
Lighting and set design: Jeremy Walker
Lighting and production manager: Stuart Lawson
Supporters: MK Community Foundation | South East Dance | Akademi | Arts Council England
Performances: Artsdepot, London | SAA-uk: SevenArts, Leeds | Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham | The Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes | The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton | Watermans Arts Centre, London | Rich Mix, London | Michaelis Theatre, Roehampton | Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes | Milapfest: Lowry, Manchester | Patidar Centre, London | Survarna Parva – 50 years of Kadamb: Ahmedabad, India
Image Credit: Bhargavi Nagrajan