Haazri (meaning Presence), is a new traditional Kathak solo by Tanveer Alam. The work showcases choreographic compositions of the Kathak repertoire, that Alam has structured and reinvisioned for this piece. The compositions are abstract and do not denote any particular story, but are soundly based on the technique of Kathak. Agility, strength, power, fluidity, softness, fierceness are qualities that Alam is working with through Haazri.

Commissioned by National Ballet of Canada, Sharing the Stage program

  • Choreography, music compostion: Tanveer Alam
  • Music: Ramona Sylvan, Christopher Dicran Hale
  • Recitation: Sukriti Sharma
  • Outside eye: Joanna D'Souza
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