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My Soul is Alight
Kadam/ Pulse Presents My Soul is Alight
We present a double bill of dance and music featuring two exceptional young British dancers, Parbati Chaudhuri (kathak) and Katie Ryan (odissi), with vocalist Ranjana Ghatak and violinists Asuka Sumi / May Robertson.
The dancers will perform two fascinating dance styles: kathak with its fluid movements, complex foot rhythms and rapid-fire spins, and odissi, renowned for strength, grace and sculpturesque stances. The contrasts and complementary qualities of the two will unfold over the evening with the virtuosity of the technical pieces balanced by dramatic storytelling and emotive intensity.
As the evening progresses we see the evolution of the dance forms with their roots in the temples. Katie performs a duet with singer Ranjana Ghatak, based on the Bengali poet, Tagore’s work, while Parbati dances to a Bach violin Partita.
‘...refined precision and quiet rapture...’ Donald Hutera, Pulse magazine June 2015.
Friday 6th May 2016 | Seven Arts, Leeds
Friday 24th June | 7.30 pm | Newcastle College
Sunday 26th June | Rich Mix, London
Sunday 3rd July |Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester
Friday, May 6, 2016
|Katie Ryan, May Robertson, Parbati Chaudhury, Ranjana Ghatak|