from page 1Celebration of dance

2016-08-11 06:00
Choreographer Iqraam Rahim. Photo: supplied

Choreographer Iqraam Rahim. Photo: supplied

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VERULAM artist Iqraam Rahim’s Rampage Dance Company will be hosting a dance spectacular at Durban’s playhouse this month.

NAACH - My Diary of Dance is a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective and will be performed on Friday 19 August at 7pm at The Playhouse in Durban.

It features a cast of 30 performers made up of pupils from Crawford, Northwood, Verulam Secondary, Seatides Combined DHS, Maritzburg College, St John’s College, Our Lady of Fatima and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Rahim, who is one of the choreographers whose work is featured in the forthcoming movie, Keeping Up with the Kandasamys, said: “NAACH - My Diary of Dance is the only proudly South African Bollywood dance production of its kind.

“It communicates the values, aspirations and challengers of a dancer through spoken word diary entries (spoken by word artist Sanam­ Sitaram). The production aims to distinguish genres of dance such as folk, classical, and contemporary styles within a Bollywood framework. Seeking inspiration from the Siddhi tribe (an African tribe that is found living in India), also from this year’s 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and from the political theatrics of our country, the show stands to be an entertaining evening with nuances of comedy, culture and drama.”

The production will also feature a special guest appearance by professional dancers Vedarsha­ Singh and Kashmir Pattendeen who will perform a new dance number especially choreographed for them by Rahim.

Add to this an art exhibition featuring three local artists - Sonaly Hurdayal, Neha Misra and Thirusha Chetty- as well as a choreographic debut by Yuthika Nagessur, the evening stands as an art festival featuring artwork, dance work and spoken word.

Tickets are R150 per person, available at Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at www.computicket.com. Alternatively bookings can be made through The Playhouse box office on 031 369 9540 (office hours).

- Supplied.

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