About the production:
As part of the ninth edition of the Parks New Festival, the British Council and Prakriti Foundation presented Torobaka, a dance duet by Akram Khan (Kathak-contemporary, UK) and Israel Galván (Flamenco-contemporary, Spain) between 24 September-13 October, 2015.
The show brought together two masters from the world of contemporary dance where they grappled with the idea of Toro-vaca, a Maori-inspired poem by Tristan Tzara. Toro (the bull) and vaca (the cow) are both sacred animals in their own respective cultures and they come together but united, in a symbolic way.
Alongside four immensely talented musicians in the production, the performers drew from their individual roots in Indian kathak and Spanish flamenco.
|24 September, 2015||Chennai||Sir Mutha Venkata Subbarao Auditorium||7 PM onwards|
|27 September, 2015||Hyderabad||Shilpa Kala Vedika||7 PM onwards|
|30 September, 2015||Bangalore||Chowdiah Memorial Hall||7 PM onwards|
|4 October, 2015||Kolkata||Kala Mandir Auditorium||7 PM onwards|
|8 October, 2015||Mumbai||Jamshed Bhabha - NCPA||7 PM onwards|
|12 October, 2015||Delhi||Kamani Auditorium||7 PM onwards|
|13 October, 2015||Delhi||Kamani Auditorium||7 pm onwards|
About the Parks New Festival:
Of the eight annual festivals hosted by the Prakriti Foundation, The Park’s New Festival showcases the cutting edge in contemporary performing and visual arts, by artists from around the world.
The Park's New Festival is held in six cities, namely Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi, making it the only National contemporary performance arts festival in India.