This short work begins my investigation of the anatomical specificities of the spine in relation to the Kathak technique, as well as the undercurrent of Angika Abhinaya (conveying meaning through the whole body), which is inherent to Kathak. This research is framed within the Hindustani classical music structure of the Bandish, in which poetry is set to melody and rhythm.

Commissioned by CanAsian Dance for its 2021 Grit: Short Dances program.

  • Choreography, performance: Tanveer Alam
  • Music: Gurumurthy Vaidya
  • Video, projections, editing: Robert Kingsbury
  • Dramaturgy: Harikishan S. Nair.
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