In this episode, Performance Curator Victoria Mohr-Blakeney interviews Arzoo Dance Theatre’s Deepti Gupta about her contemporary take on Kathak dance.
Gupta is bringing two exciting performaces to The Market Hall on April 6th and 6th:
Snowangels explores the newcomer encounter with snow, and the ongoing experience every Canadian has with this mysterious, startling phenomenon of nature. Featuring four dancers, the choreography explores rhythm, expression and narrative, based in the Kathak dance form. Snowangels combines elements of Canadian music with the rhythms of Indian classical music.
Also on the program is Gupta’s solo dance The Lion’s Roar. The Lion’s Roar depicts the inner journey of Queen Srimala as she confronts demons and ultimately reaches her true being as a great Buddhist teacher. The work is based on The Sutra of the Lion’s Roar a Buddhist text written by Queen Srimala.