Kathak is like a river that flows…” –  Smt. Sandhya Desai

Live dancing meets projections of the body in this first full length solo work by Tanveer Alam. Leher (meaning waves) explores the spine as the foundation of movement, and ideas of slowness. This new dance work is based in the Indian classical dance form of Kathak, and deals with how a body arrives to a state of quietude — in material and performance. 

  • Choreographer and performer: Tanveer Alam
  • Projection designer: Samuel Boucher
  • Lighting Designer: Noah Feaver
  • Videographer and Editor: Henry Mak
  • Videographer: Sid Sawant
  • Dramaturg and Rehearsal Director: Harikishan S. Nair
  • Sound design: Roshin Shabu
  • Music: Abbas Janmohamed, Thanura Madhugeeth, Jidnya Sujata, Sapna Udara
  • Production/stage manager: Adam Bromley

Supported by Anandam Dancetheatre’s Sadhana Project, CanAsian Dance GRIT – Short Dances, Canada Council for the Arts , Ontario Arts Council , and Toronto Arts Council.

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