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Monday, March 10, 2014


(Guru Shri Manesh Maharaj)

Kala Darshan – Institute of classical music and dance will present Taal Saundariya – a solo kathak performance by Guru Shri Manesh Maharaj on March 15 at the Pattundeen Theatre.

Taal Saundariya explores the beauty of rhythm through various talas (rhythmic time cycles) set to traditional compositions. Steeped in divinity, the performance aims to transport the audience from the material into the spiritual through the medium of dance.

Live music accompaniment will be provided by the senior music students of Kala Darshan. Tabla – Revash Dookhi, Ketan Sarjuprosad & Akshay Bensarie. Padhant & Manjira – Ishka Nanoo. Vocal & Harmonium – Niveshan Munsamy.

Coinciding with the performance is a Kathak DVD launch by Manesh Maharaj. This will be the first DVD of a complete solo Kathak performance to be released in South Africa by a South African artist. The DVD aims to serve as a medium for students, artists & audiences to learn, understand and appreciate the great art-form of Kathak on a new level.

Taal Saundariya promises to captivate and enthral a diverse audience with its rich music score, vibrant choreography & spiritual theme.

The performance will take place at 18h00 on March 15 at the Pattundeen Theatre.(ABH – Chatsworth) Tickets R50 available at the door prior to the performance. For further information or organizations wishing to raise funds, contact 082 422 6865.