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Celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year, with Beautiful Kathak Culture
Sat. 29 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
The Infinity Kathak Dance Group are thrilled to be bringing the Indian New Year celebrations to the Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley on Saturday 29th October. Join them and celebrate Diwali, with rich cultural entertainment bringing you the essence of India.
Infinity Kathak presents "7 BEATS AND BELLS" a classical Indian dance with a modern twist, Brisbane-based Infinity Kathak Dance Company presents a fusion of Traditional Kathak Dance with a live musical ensemble of eastern and western instrumentalists.
Join us and celebrate the Indian New Year, with rich cultural entertainment bringing you the essence of India. There will also be festive market style catering with Exotic Indian Cuisine opening at 5pm. Do not miss this incredibly sumptuous experience, Kathak never fails to captivate its audience!
Buy Tickets from http://judithwrightcentre.com/event/7_beats_and_bells
General Admission - $45 Concession - $37 Childres <11 years - $32
More about Kathak
A classical Indian dance form with a modern twist, Brisbane-based Infinity Kathak Dance Company presents a fusion of Traditional Kathak Dance with a live musical ensemble of eastern and western instrumentalists. The dance encompasses a rhythmic play with a 7 beat time-cycle, a recital that progressively crescendos to a climax with dynamic footwork, graceful whirling movements and dizzying pirouettes. A traditional rendition is accompanied by the beats of live tabla, bansuri (indian flute), hindustani singing coupled with the fluid viola and jazzed with western drums.
Dr Helena Joshi, artistic director of Infinity Kathak, brings her rich lineage of authentic Kathak dance from India to Australia. She is a disciple of Guru Prerana Deshpande, an international exponent of Kathak dance. The Show will commence with a Infinity Kathak’s student dance recital demonstrating a kaleidoscope of Kathak elements with elaborate costuming. This will be followed by a heady explosion of energetic, intricate beats and bells in harmony with the intoxicating melody of live musicians.
Kathak is a North Indian Classical dance which originated from the kathakars, the travelling storytellers whom would tell mythological tales about deities with taal (rhythm), sur (melody) and abhinaya (expression). With influence from the Mughal era, Kathak was performed as courtly entertainment adopted by the royal courts later in its history. Kathak developed in a unique form enhanced by sensuous royal Persian etiquette, and the spiritually submissive innocence and beauty from the Hindu religions.
Kathak Dancer: Dr Helena Joshi and Infinity Kathak Students
Tabla: Shen Flindell Drums: Shreyas Nivas
Viola: Richard Grantham Cello: Monique Bartkowiak
Bansuri: Darshil Shah Hindustani Vocalist: Dr Mansey Kinarivala