Parramasala and IceCraft Creations presents ANGIKA – A Contemporary Kathak Expression by Sanjukta Sinha
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” Rumi
Angikā – Journeys in Love is a one hour Solo dance performance having four dance sequences Aamad (Hope), Ghazal (Longing) Shiva (Anguish) and Tarana (Joy). These journeys in love have been explored by Sanjukta Sinha through Contemporary Expressions distilled from the Traditional vocabulary of Kathak.
Kathak originates from the work Katha, the art of storytelling. In turn, story is an idiom for emotions. Love is at the base of all emotions: in love, the soul transcends form, silence becomes dance, rhythm becomes colour, light sings and the body becomes a memory. Every feeling is both intense and immediate. Angika is a manifestation of the tukra, a celestial pirouette encompassing the four seasons of love – Hope, Longing, Anguish and Joy
Performed by one of India’s leading Kathak Artists of her Generation, Sanjukta Sinha is known for her technical expertise and immense artistry. A solo dancer of distinction, she has also performed in ensembles as well as collaborated with several leading international names across various dance forms, keen to create new expressions of dance based on Kathak.
Sanjukta Sinha has performed globally in major dance festivals of the world including Alchemy Festival at South Bank Theatre, London, Erasing Borders festival in New York, Milapfest Liverpool UK, performance at Indian Embassy-Japan, Manchester UK, Canada, New Zealand, Milan, Rome, Spain, Paris, Germany, Austria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Esplanade at Singapore and all major festivals of India to name a few.
IceCraft is an international dance production house from India, which aims to promote Indian Kathak dance in the world by discovering the possible intersections with contemporary forms
Please note that is a free arts event and entry is first come-first served basis. The Lennox Theatre seats up to 200 people, viewers are expected to be at the location 30 minutes prior to the set start times.
Dates & Times:
Saturday 24 October 5pm & 7:30pm