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SAA-UK: My Soul is Alight

Start date: 6 May 2016

End date: 6 May 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £10 Adults, £5 Concessions

Venue: Seven Arts, 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Venue address: Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD, United Kingdom


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SAA-UK will present a double bill of dance and music featuring two exceptional young British dancers,  Parbati Chaudhury (kathak) and Katie Ryan (odissi), with vocalist Ranjana Ghatak and violinist Asuka Sumi.

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.