Premiere: 8 April, Purcell Room, London
Artistic Direction and Performance - Akram Khan
Vishnu Sanju Sahai - tabla
Faheem Mazhar - vocals
Baluji Shrivastav - sitar
Kiranpal Singh - santoor
Lighting Designer - Aideen Malone
Nritta In Still Motion
Choreography - Akram Khan
Music Composition - Faheem Mazhar
Opening with a salutation to both Islamic and Hindu religions, Akram presents short compositions which weave complex rhythmical patterns through the sixteen beat cycle “TINTAL”. Within this pure dance piece there is a large scope for improvisation, in which a dialogue is created between dancer and tabla player.
Composition and Choreography - Gauri Sharma Tripathi
Text Pandit - Lachu Maharaj
One half Shiva, one half Parvati, in exact balance. The equipoise of Ardhanarishwara is dynamic expressed through the fluid asymmetry of its posture. This piece brings to light the aspect of recitation in Kavitt as poetry form blended in with melodic interludes. The balance that Ardhanarishwara represents is not merely biological as in gender, or physical as in the distinctly male and female stances that are conjoined in the composite being, but extends as a metaphor to all of creation.
Anandam (Tarana – Darbari)
Choreography - Sri Pratap Pawar
Music Composition - Pandit Birju Maharaj
Tarana is a musical item in which the dance syllables are set to musical notes, chosen in certain “RAAG’ (DARBARI) AND “TAL’ (TAL – JHAPTAAL), 10 BEATS/ TINTAL. 16 BEATS.
Co-produced by the South Bank Centre, London