Kathak meets Kalbeliya
A harpist, a singer, a percussion player. Kalbeliya and Kathak dance. Three musicians and three dancers transform the power of tradition into their own, unique language.
“Taal”, the title of this piece, refers to the Hindi word for rhythm as well as the Dutch word for language. In India, rhythm is the language that connects dancer and musician, who get trained in communicating through specific rhythmical words. This language is being explored in this piece, where three dancers and three musicians take the audience on a journey through India. By combining classical Kathak elements with elements from the Rajasthani folk style, they aim to find a language that can be understood by anyone.
Artists: Mahabub Khan, Sattar Khan, Guinevere Schneider, Maya Sapera, Aaricia Ponnet & Yuka Numao
Danspunt selected “TAAL” for the first edition of their stage performance “De Grote Belgische Dansvitrine”. “TAAL” has been showcased in Het Paleis in Antwerp (April 2017), Dansen in ‘t Park in Ghent (August 2017) and TicTac Art Centre in Brussels (November 2018).