Rina Singha & Danny Grossman Premiere CIRCLE OF BRICKS at Fleck Dance Theatre Tonight
Celebrated Kathak Choreographer Rina Singha, along with Dora Award Recipient Danny Grossman, invite you to experience the joy and excitement of Kathak rhythms beyond the fast footwork, with the WORLD PREMIERE of CIRCLE OF BRICKS - Rhythms of Kathak Dance and The Tower, a contemporary retelling of the story of Babel, tonight, March 20-22, 2014 at the Fleck Dance Theatre.
CIRCLE OF BRICKS presents Kathak, the classical dance of the temples and courts of North India, as never seen before. This new production engages audiences in a rich tapestry of dramatic expression, elegant movement, and insightful contemporary interpretations of ancient court poetry. The dancers perform with detailed precision, as their ankle bells tap with the drum's syncopation, highlighting the joy and excitement that comes from allowing rhythm to decorate and guide body movement.
The Tower, a contemporary retelling of the story of Babel, is co-directed by internationally acclaimed choreographer, Danny Grossman. This piece features celebrated dance artist, Eddie Kastrau, as the lead character, Nimrod.
CIRCLE OF BRICKS features a diverse cast of Canadian Kathak dance artists; Hemant and Vaishali Panwar, Reshmi Chetram, Shanta Chikarmane, Nisheeth Nirjhum Proshanti, Chad Walasek, along with Divya Gossai, Sharda Samaroo, Neetika Sharma, Farzana Aluddin and guest artist, Eddie Kastrau.
"Rina Singha is an unstoppable dynamo who presents this new creation at the age of 76. Drawing on training she received from a guru who taught her to dance inside a circle of bricks - a painful way to learn not to misstep - Rina offers a rich kathak experience." Lynanne Sparrow, Artistic Associate - Dance, Harbourfront Centre