ANDREA DEL CONTE DANZA ESPAÑA
And Special Guest Artists
FLAMENCO & INDIAN
MUSIC and DANCE*
ANDREA DEL CONTE
SATYA NARAYANA CHARKA (KATHAK dance)
CHANDRA BANERJEE (BHARATANATYAM dance)
Flamenco Vocals & Flute ALFONSO CID
Flamenco Vocals BARBARA MARTINEZ (Sept. 8,9,10,11)
Guitarist CRISTIAN PUIG
Percussion & Bass SEAN KUPISZ
Mandolin SNEHASISH MOZUMDER
Tabla (Indian drum) SAMIR CHATTERJEE
Tabla KUMAR DAS (Sept. 10,16,17,24; Oct. 1,8)
Indian Vocals & Harmonium SANGHAMITRA CHATTERJEE
Musical Director and ArrangementsSAMIR CHATTERJEE
*This production is based on the program titled “Nacho Nacho – Gypsy Storytelling”,
a blend of Indian and Flamenco Dance and Music, conceived, composed and directed by
Samir Chatterjee, and choreographed by Andrea Del Conte and Satya Narayana Charka.
FLAMENCO is a music and dance form whose roots go back to the 15th century in Andalusia, in the South of Spain, where Arabs, Jews and Christians lived together and shared their music and song. Then, the GYPSIES, emigrating FROM INDIA to SPAIN, took their music and dance with them… And there, blending with Andalusian folklore, FLAMENCO was born. Today it maintains a very high position in world music and dance, and is loved by audiences around the world.
KATHAK: (Graceful twirls, breathtaking footwork, tantalising expressions) Prevalent in the North India as a classical dance form, Kathak has a long history. Nurtured in the holy precincts of the Hindu temples, Kathak has over the centuries attained refinement and enriched itself with various hues and embellishments. Kathak means a story teller and it developed as a dance form in which a solo dancer tells and interprets stories from mythology. The themes of Krishna, Radha, Shiva, Parvati and Indian mythological characters find a prominent place in the Kathak dancer’s repertoire. Nowadays, experiments are being carried out with group choreography exploring the dance form. Both men and women perform Kathak which is also used to present dance dramas of historical tales and contemporary events.
BHARATANATYAM, as Balasaraswati puts it, is an artistic yoga (natya yoga), for revealing the spiritual through the corporeal. It is the most widely practiced of Indian classical dances in south India, and has its origin in Tamil Nadu. It is the most ancient of all the classical dance forms in India, which are based on Natya Shastra, the Bible of the classical Indian dance. Its antiquity lies about 3000 years ago with a mythological as well as a historical origin. It was initially known as Sadir-attam (court dance) and also Dãsiattam (performed by the daasis -the servants of God). The term "Bharatnatyam" was introduced in the mid-thirties by E. Krishna Iyer and later spread by Rukminidevi Arundale, and is thought to derive from the four syllables, BHAva(expression)RAga (music)TAla(rhythm) NATYAM(dramatic art).
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