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DRIVE EAST: Kathak meets Tap!

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DRIVE EAST: Kathak meets Tap!

Time: August 27, 2017 from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Location: Dixon Place
Street: 161A Chrystie Street
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: dance, kathak, hindustani, music, tap, jazz, performance, indian, classical
Organized By: Drive East (Navatman)
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2017

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Event Description

Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta of the Leela Dance Collective bring their energy, dynamism and flair to this year's Drive East with movement, rhythm, music, and storytelling.

Traditional and innovative, their performance explores the boundaries of Kathak dance.

Joining them in a guest appearance is tap star Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards for a special performance of an excerpt from SPEAK, the groundbreaking Kathak-Tap collaboration.

The performance is brought to life by a musical ensemble featuring some of India's finest classical artists: Jayanta Banerjee (sitar), Vaibhav Mankad (vocals), and Satyprakash Mishra (tabla).


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