'... 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 bold duet moving kathak vocabulary away from its conventional context. Through paradoxical reflection, two performers present as one, demonstrating the multidimensional nature of our identities. Avoiding the well-trodden path of traditional storytelling, the work explores the roles women play in modern society using abstract movement and naturalistic facial expressions.
Choreography & dance: Urja Desai Thakore
Music: Manuela Benini (R&D) | Parbati Chaudhury | Archana Ballal | Urja Desai Thakore
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: Jagdeep Shah and Vipul Sangoi