Fastest Feet on Fire

Two internationally acclaimed artists come together to create history in dance and improvisation – Pandit Chitresh Das and Antonio Hidalgo. As Kathak meets Flamenco through the best exponents of both forms, a dynamic exchange of artistic improvisation occurs. Known for his artistic vision, Pandit Das breaks new ground with this collaboration. Recipient of the highest honour for a traditional artist by the US government, Pandit Das has taken Kathak to the world. Antonio Hidalgo is Spain’s best known Flamenco star and winner of the Andalusia Prize. Together they present their individual dance forms and styles, followed by impromptu sections where they challenge each other, the musicians and often themselves.  Adding to the intrigue is a live ensemble of Hindustani and Spanish musicians. 

In January 2012, Pandit Das performed at the Kala Academy to a standing ovation. The audience was left wanting for more and on popular demand the renowned dancer is back to the sunshine city with this new production. Wendell Rodricks is the guest of honour at the show.

Accompanists: Jayanta Banerjee (sitar), Biplab Bhattacharya (table), Debashish Sarkar (vocal), Gaspar Rodriguez (guitar, Spain), Francisco J Orozco Yiyi (drums, Spain)

(Venue: Kala Academy, Date: January 25, Time: 7 p.m., Tickets at venue, Rock and Raaga (Panjim, Candolim, Margao) and Woodlands (Panjim and Margao); For tickets and enquiries contact The Park on Holiday Beach, Holiday Street, Lane opp Calangute Mall, Calangute. Ph: 8805028194, Prachi Wagh at prachi@kathak.org) [NT]