Mac Dance

KathakClassic Indian Kathak meets Urban Hip Hop in international dance premiere at mac.

Kathakbox, a dynamic stage production which brings together the Indian classical dance form Kathak and the universal culture of Hip Hop, is being presented at Mac from Wednesday 16th February until Friday 18th February.

Kathakbox creates conversations between the grace and vigour of Kathak and the complex rhythms and rhymes of Hip Hop culture. This Urban Kathak is produced through collaboration between Street, Contemporary and Indian dance, Beatboxing, Spoken Word and Tabla Vox rhythms.

The much anticipated 2011 tour of Kathakbox has been co-produced by mac where Sonia Sabri is an Associate Artist. Kathakbox will have its national premiere at mac followed by the international premiere at the World Stage Festival in Abu Dhabi, hosted by the British Council and Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. The international premiere is part of a strategic cultural exchange initiative led by Birmingham City Council, through which Sonia Sabri Company will represent the arts and cultures of Birmingham and the UK on a world stage amongst artists and dignitaries from across the globe.

Featuring Sonia Sabri performing alongside three dancers including b-boy Nathan Geering, internationally recognised tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri, acclaimed Spoken Word artist & vocalist Marcina Arnold and Beat Boxer Shan Bansil, Kathakbox is going to be one of the must-see creative highlights of 2011.

Admission and performance times:
Wed 16 – Fri 18 Feb, 8pm
(Post show discussion Thu 17 Feb)
Tickets £12 (£9)

Book on line here or ring 0121 446 3232

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