In an intimate mehfil of classical kathak vocabulary with improvisation and live music, Amina Khayyam explores the moment when Indian classical dance morphed into Hindi Cinema dance movement in the 1940s/50’s.
Joined by Malaya Bracha in one of their earlier expeditions out on their own.
For 2019/20 – Amina is in process of re-developing the piece to explore the period more explicitly in particularly the ‘item scene’ where women are leered at in sinister exploitative situations.
25 Oct 2007
Performed by Amina Khayyam & Mayala Bracha
Kathak arrangement compiled by Sushmita Ghosh
Musicians – Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Tofail Ahmed (vocal)
zerOclassikal with The Artta (previously zeroProjects)