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‘Design 14’ – “Kathak”

February 11, 2017

‘Design 14’ – “Kathak” From Canada to India with Love

Design 14, its East-West presentation featuring Kathak Danceuse Anjali Patil and Group from Canada
Presented by  The Bangalore School of Music in association with the Canadian Consulate. As part of the 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017.

Design 14 is a one-hour in presentation performed by 5 enchanting dancers. Premiered in 2012, Design 14 has been presented at various festivals and venues in Canada and India. Writer Julie Houle Cezer from the Glebe Report described this piece as “visually stunning, with insistent rhythms and shapes of the five dancers’ movements superimposed on the audience’s view of the river.” Anjali Patil explores and contemporizes the rarely used, vigorous and powerful 14-beat taal Dhamar in Design 14.

About Anjali Patil and Group, Canada

Born in Canada, Anjali Patil has trained in India under renowned gurus Padmabhushan Kumudini Lakhia and as a child prodigy, under Late Pandita Rohini Bhate. As the founder and creative director of her dance company Aroha Fine Arts in Ottawa, Anjali Patil has developed numerous group and solo choreographic works using her contemporary lens and experiences that give a refreshing take on Kathak.

Key signature features of her unique work are complex rhythms, distinctive ways in which body and face are used for expression, use of space. As a solo performer, her strong stage presence captivates her audience with her grace, musicality, beauty and precision.

Anjali Patil has performed her works at numerous dance festivals including the Canada Dance Festival, Sangeet Natak Akademi Kathak Festival and the Pune Festival in India, as well as having been invited as a guest performer for other leading Indian classical dance choreographers in India, US and Canada.

Concept and Choreography: Anjali Patil
Music: Chinmay Kolhatkar
Light Design: Brad Trenaman
Acknowledgements: Canada Council Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, City of Ottawa, Articipate Endowment Fund and Canadian Consulate in Bangalore.

Design 14 on Sunday | 12th February 2017 | 7:00 PM

Guru Nanak Bhavan,

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