Date(s) - 12/13/2013
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal, husband and wife, are world famous kathak dancers. The practice of this sacred dance from the north of India was originally reserved to men who still sometimes perform the female parts. The word kathak comes from the Sanskrit word katha, story or from katthaka, the person who tells a story. This dance leaves little room to improvisation and is based on hand and foot movements which create the narration. Performers must demonstrate both grace and great physical deftness.
Geetanjali Lal, Abhimanyu’s mother, has taught Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal since they were children. From an early age they both followed her on tours and then they got married and started performing as a duo. Their performance at europalia.india will be their first performance together in Belgium. Vidha Lal is one of the most famous kathak dancers. She is even in the Guinness Record Book for the most pirouettes in one minute (103). Their enchanting shows are un moment of grace combined with an impressive physical performance.
Organisation: ICCR, Centre Culturel d’Etterbeek asbl, Europalia International
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