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Bringing Kathak with Flamenco

Kathak and Flamenco exponents – Akram Khan and Israel Galván – will be performing Torobaka, the fusion dance, in the city on September 27

Published: 24th September 2015 05:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2015 05:38 AM   |  A+A-

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We have seen a lot of people performing Kathak and Flamenco. But fusion of both is rarely staged. One such act will be held in the city on September 27. Torobaka will be presented by Kathak and Flamenco exponent  – Akram Khan and Israel Galván. 

The dancers grapple with the idea of Toro-vaca, a Maori-inspired poem by Tristan Tzara.

Toro (fire bull) and vaca (crazy cow) are both sacred animals in their own respective cultures and they come together but united, in a symbolic way. Rather than just mimicking one another, the two dancers sought to create something new by better understanding each other’s approaches to their craft.

The performers share the essence of movement beyond the dance form, in the pulse and rhythm of a common language.

Torobaka Dance will be performed in the city at Shilpa Kala Vedika at 7:30 pm.

The British Council is presenting Torobaka as part of the ninth edition of The Park’s New Festival 2015 in association with Prakriti Foundation.

Workshop on Kathak and Flamenco, by the exponents, will be held on September 26 at Annapurna Studios between 3 pm  and 5 pm. For details visit: www.britishcouncil.in/torobaka-akram-khan-and-israel-galv%C3%A1n.

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