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Bandra: British dancer to perform on Mahabharata stories

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2012 01:23 IST
Aarefa Johari
Aarefa Johari
Hindustan Times
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The city will be treated to a performance by one of the biggest names in international contemporary dance this Tuesday, as British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan is ready to stage his latest composition, Gnosis, at St Andrew’s auditorium in Bandra.

The show will be the opening performance of ‘impulse’, a three-month-long dance festival organised by the British Council across six cities in India.

Khan, who is trained in Kathak and uses classical dance as a base for his contemporary choreography, will be performing in India for the first time. In Gnosis, a composition inspired by stories from the Mahabharata, Khan will be accompanied by musicians from around the world.

Khan, along with acclaimed dancer Shiamak Davar, will also participate in a panel discussion on contemporary dance at the British Council’s office on Monday.