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TOUCH
 

When Ballet and Bharathanatyam Converge

PC: Naomi  Gehan

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TOUCH made waves with a sold-out run at Dancehouse Melbourne during the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival, hailed as a must-see performance. Championing diversity and multiculturalism, this production provides a platform for unity, celebrating differences, and transcending boundaries through the universal language of dance.

At its heart, TOUCH delves into personal narratives, addressing themes of prejudice and isolation while seamlessly blending Ballet and Bharathanatyam. By challenging conventional paradigms and celebrating cultural richness, TOUCH sparks dialogues on inclusivity and acceptance.

This impactful production encourages exploration of diversity's significance in nurturing creativity and harmony.

 

To inquire about programming TOUCH in your venue, please contact us directly.

 To know more,click here to watch the preview

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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GITIKA KARG, BROADSHEET

Touch explores the lives of two women who’ve taken different routes – one from the East and the other from the West, and draws parallels between their experiences. Accompanied by three musicians and a dancer, Mani and Chundee challenge bias and lean into weighty themes like respect, acceptance and prejudice.
The convergence of classical ballet and clasical Indian dance is a rare one.

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ANDREW FURHMANN, THE AGE

The solos are poignant but Touch is most persuasive when the two forms are brought together and performed side by side, with their differences and surprising affinities displayed.

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SHILPA BHIM, GLOWREEL

Touch is a deeply emotional and thought-provoking exploration of the experiences and challenges faced by two women within the realms of Bharathanatyam and Ballet.

 

This creative work delves into the complexities of acceptance and bias, offering a unique perspective on how these two distinct art forms intersect with their cultural backgrounds and personal journeys.

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