'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)
Originally created in collaboration with Theatre Tol, the Belgian performing arts company known for its stylised street theatre, Bells brings together international kathak artists with spell-binding flying aerialists. Audience members are invited to join a dramatic wedding procession under the gaze of aerial fairies, building up to a celebratory kathak finale.
It was originally choreographed by the legendary Kumudini Lakhia, and then reworked by Amina Khayyam and Urja Desai Thakore, with an original music score by Atul Desai and Niraj Chag.
Bells was commissioned by Mayor of London to be performed at The Trafalgar Square Festival in 2007. Since then, Bells and its segments such as Ekatra have toured several prestigious venues such as the National Theatre and Showtime 2012 as part of the London 2012 Olympics celebrations.
Choreography: Amina Khayyam | Urja Desai Thakore | Theatre Tol | Kumudini Lakhia
Music: Niraj Chag | Atul Desai
Image Courtesy: Akademi