Tongue Tied & Twisted: Indian tales with a contemporary twist
With special guests from M-DO/KathakToronto presenting an excerpt from their show KETEVAN: A Resolute Queen and Community. An inspired pairing for a magical evening. Tongue Tied & Twisted blasts Indian storytelling into the 21st century combining the talents of UK music producer PKCtheFirst with international performer Peter Chand. Experience two distinctive artists bringing a fresh UK twist on traditional tales, collected from South Asian elders and fused with a unique blend of Urban Hip Hop and classical South Asian sounds. M-DO/KathakToronto dancers begin the evening with an excerpt from the true story of Queen Ketevan, the 16th century leader of Kakheti in eastern Georgia who was deeply devoted to her people and to peace, presented in the North Indian classical Kathak dance drama style. KETEVAN Dancers in order of appearance: Sucheta Heble, Vibhu Sharma, Moona Syed, Ankita Tadkase, Ashley Sheosankar, Aarti Anand, Maryem Bakhtiar, Natasha Manji, Jane Morris (Queen Ketevan), Hannah Shaikh. Duet Dancers: Jane Morris, T.P. Chai. Persian Emissaries: Sucheta Heble, Ankita Tadkases. Music: Original composition and choreography: Joanna de Souza. Additional composition, Bass, Keyboard Mixing: Ian de Souza. Tabla, Percussion: Santosh Naidu. EXILE: Sarod alaap by Pt. Gautam Ghosh.