Past Event
Dance & Circus


Tue 16 Feb 2016

Kathak is the classical dance form of northern India, defined by fluid grace, intricate footwork and expressive rhythm. It also means ‘to tell a story’. Acclaimed for articulating Kathak for a new generation, choreographer Gauri Sharma Tripathi rediscovers this tradition of storytelling, harnessing the Kathak vocabulary in choreography and improvisations that vacillate between the sensuous and the spiritual, the past and present.

In the words of Martha Graham, ‘dance is the hidden language of the soul’. For me, dance is where happiness comes from. All trials and tribulations are knotted together; thus we need the constant unearthing of ourselves to grow, finding a fleeting moment when we feel elated and alive.

Find out more about the show in this Festival Hot Seat interview with Gauri Sharma Tripathi