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A warrior meets a monk

What happens when kathak and flamenco collide and collude? Dancers Akram Khan and Israel Galvan give you some answers

UK-based kathak and contemporary dancer Akram Khan collaborates with Israel Galvan, a flamenco dancer from Spain, for Torobaka which comes to Mumbai this week after first being performed at Seville last year.

Akram Khan (left) and Israel Galvan combine a Western and Indian dance form in the duel
Akram Khan (left) and Israel Galvan combine a Western and Indian dance form in the duel

Derived from the word ‘toro’ for bull and ‘vaca’ for cow, the dance is about a hunter, lost in the countryside, imitating the gait of the animal he has come to hunt. While Khan plays the warrior, Galvan plays the hunted.
Speaking to Sunday mid-day, the two share what the audience should watch out for in the 70-minute performance.

When: October 8, 7 PM
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 500, Rs 1000, Rs 1500
Call: 22824567

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