Approx. 25 - 30 minutes
Travel on an abstract journey of human
experience, DU debut artist Kesha Raithatha explores rejection, abandonment and
loss in her stirring solo work Traces.
Repelling formal structures to build an
extraordinary dance language, Raithatha purges the body of memory and traces of
the past, to find herself without form and floating in flux. Traces is an
urgent and vulnerable physical enquiry.
Embodying Kathak and Contemporary movement,
dancer and choreographer Kesha Raithatha creates work that experimentally
reconsiders South Asian dance. Training and working as an independent artist
between India and the UK since 2009, Raithatha is Associate Director of Aakash
Odedra Company, Work Place Artist at The Place in London and a Curve Resident
Creative at the Curve Leicester.
by Curve Theatre Leicester. Initial Commision by Akademi and Esmée Fairbairn
foundation. Supported by Phizzical and Arts Council England.
About Kesha Raithatha
Kesha is a dancer and choreographer who
embodies Kathak and Contemporary movement. She creates work that is rich in
detail and experimentally reconsiders contemporary South Asian dance. Her
curiosity and exposure to a wide range movement training informs and
invigorates her dance-making vocabulary. In 2021, Kesha was appointed as one of
the Associate Directors at Aakash Odedra Company; Work Place Artist at The
Place Theatre London and a Resident Creative at The Curve Leicester.
Happy Father’s Day by Dani Harris-Walters
Approx. 25-30 minutes
Hip-hop dance vocabulary, rap and narration
are wondrously crafted in solo work Happy Father’s Day; a reflective
coming-of-age story with a comedic edge.
Through anecdotal sketches, Dance Umbrella
debut artist Dani Harris-Walters takes audiences on a heart-stirring journey
exploring a vital relationship from an unexpected point of view.
Immersed within the realms of Hip-Hop
culture and theatre, Dani Harris-Walters is an experienced performer,
choreographer, teacher and DJ. Touring nationally and internationally
Harris-Walters has worked with leading industry figures including Olivier Award
Winner Botis Seva | Far From The Norm, Ivan Blackstock, Just Us Dance Theatre
and Boy Blue Entertainment.
Contains adult themes.
Dani Harris-Walters is a Dance Artist,
performer, choreographer, teacher & DJ who immerses himself within realms
of Hip-Hop culture and theatre. An experienced figure in the industry, he loves
to experiment, reform and restructure movement from many dance styles to create
a unique and distinctive dance language.