Kathak Dance Productions

Shamaa Dance Company - Traditional Classical Kathak Dance Productions and Performances.

 

Shamaa Dance Company performs extensively and has a balanced repertoire of traditional classical Kathak items and exciting new productions created by deconstructing and restructuring the vocabulary of Kathak and other Indian physical disciplines, taking on board contemporary sensibilities. The company is available for performances at theatres, mélas, television and films participation. Private and Corporate bookings welcome. Click here to view Image and Video Galleries.

Parallel Worlds of Bhakti and Sufism<br>May & Jun 2015

Parallel Worlds of Bhakti and Sufism
May & Jun 2015

A vibrant and soulful new dance production, exploring the confluence of Bhakti (Hinduism) and Sufi-ism (Islam) through Indian classical dance, creative movement and an eclectic selection of poetry from 12th Century India onwards accompanied by evocative live music.
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Kathak Dance Items Choreographed to Popular Music - 2010/2009

Kathak Dance Items Choreographed to Popular Music - 2010/2009

An interpretation in Kathak of some popular songs performed in Trafalgar Square at the Diwali event, New Scotland Yard, Morley College and community events. Extension of repertory.

Jal - The Multi Faced Liquid - 2007

Jal - The Multi Faced Liquid - 2007

Concept and choreography: Sushma Mehta. Contemporary choreography: Michela Ferrara. Music: Niraj Chag. Fusing Kathak and Contemporary dance Jal explores the theme of Water and the effect on it, of climate change caused by global warming. The dance piece celebrates the life giving qualities of water and warns of the dangers of its wrath.

Beyond Boundaries - 2007

Beyond Boundaries - 2007

Choreographed by Sushma Mehta and Priya Pawar, Shamaa Dance Company in partnership with Pushpalata Dance company performs the premiere of Beyond Boundaries- a vibrant display of Kathak, Oddissi and Contemporary dance as part of the Earls Court Festival.

Santulan - (Inner peace) - 2005

Santulan - (Inner peace) - 2005

A creative re-working of the traditional theme of Ardh - Nareshwar (an image with Lord Shiva on the right half and goddess Parvati on the left half)

Shift - 2003

Shift - 2003

An innovative and powerful dance theatre production where motifs of kathak, martial arts and Indian contemporary dance merge to explore the theme of migration. It was a collaboration with artists from India. Choreography : Sushma Mehta & Madhu Natraj. Music: Amit Heri.

Roshni's Dream Dance - 2000

Roshni's Dream Dance - 2000

A fantasy based on the children's book "Roshni's Dream" reflecting the historical development of Kathak. Script and Choreography: Sushma Mehta, Music: Atul Desai.

ConnecXions - 1999

ConnecXions - 1999

Contemporary choreography blends Kathak and folk with poetry and voice improvisation to explore how modern technology has affected our lives. Choreography: Sushma Mehta, Music: Baluji Shrivastava.

Harmony - 1997

Harmony - 1997

A dance - drama based on the life of the Muslim poet prince Quli Qutub Shah and his passionate romance with the Hindu maiden Bhagmati. Choreography: Sushma Mehta, Music: Pundit Vishva Prakash.

Folk Dance

Folk Dance

Apart from the Kathak repertoire Shamaa Dance Company has a collection of colourful and vibrant folk dances for performance.

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