FRANCO-INDIAN CREATION

Artistic direction
Héla Fattoumi, Éric Lamoureux

Choreography
Héla Fattoumi, Éric Lamoureux / Anurekha Ghosh

Dramaturgy
Gérard Kurkdjian

Music
Raphael Imbert / John Coltrane, indian classical music

Lighting design
Jimmy Boury

Dancers
Robin Lamothe as Shiva (Contemporary dance) Anurekha Ghosh, as Parvati (Kathak dance)

Musicians
Anand Gutpa (voice), Dinanath Mishra (tablas ), Sandeep Mishra (sarangi) & Raphael Imbert (saxophones)

Production
VIADANSE CCNBFC

Co-production
Saline Royale d’Arc and Senans, Cie Nine Spirit…

From december 8th to 16th 2017 – Festival Bonjour India (to be confirmed)

4 SHIVA’S STEPS
A Franco-Indian danced concert establishing a dialogue between the kathak dance of Northern India and contemporary dance, thematically centering on the figure of the Hindu god known as SHIVA.

A unique meeting of Northern Indian kathak dance and contemporary dance, 4 Shiva’s Steps is a journey which explores the links between tradition and modernity.

Conceived both as a danced concert and an intercultural dialogue, this daring Franco-Indian work will build bridges and pathways between two continents and two countries as well as between contrasting artistic practices. Driven by the desire to create connections between these two cultures, 4 Shiva’s Steps renders substantive a strong and unifying language.

Beyond the as yet unseen union between traditional Indian dance and contemporary dance there will also be a sort of musical melting pot created, blending Hindustani music and Western jazz.