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Photo: Courtesy Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

Aditi Mangaldas: Timeless – Part of Alchemy Festival

Start date: 15 May 2015

End date: 15 May 2015

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £25 £18 £10

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Southbank Centre, London

Venue address: Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Southbank Centre, London

Website: southbankcentre.co.uk

Box office: 020 7960 4200

Classic and contemporary Indian dance are brought together to explore the idea of time.

Made up of seven male and female dancers, the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company uses classical Indian Kathak dance, together with percussion and vocals, to produce a richly textured and multilayered dance production.

Driven by rich, earthy and rhythmic sounds, the dancers almost fly through each other, swirl and stamp their bare feet to the beating of the drums. They form groups and disintegrate them again in an exotic mixture of speech, sounds and movement that explores the universal themes of time and space.

Indian dancer Aditi Mangaldas has led her own company since 1991. Besides dancing and choreographing classical productions, she has tried to use her knowledge and experience of Kathak to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary, infused with the spirit of the classical. Her solo performances and group ensembles, both classical and contemporary, have received critical acclaim at leading festivals all over the world.

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