Traces & Happy Father’s Day (Double Bill)

Company: Kesha Raithatha and Dani Harris-Walters
Running Time: Sat 16 October, 7.30pm; Approx. 60 mins
Price: £10 (£9). Please note that you will be given two extra free seats when you book to allow for social distancing.
Certificate: Minimum age 14 - contains adult themes

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About this event

Part of the Dance Umbrella Watermans Takeover

Traces by Kesha Raithatha 
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.

Co-Produced 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.

About Dani Harris-Walters

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. 

A beautifully studied performance exploring memories and how we process and learn from them.
Anna Mortimer, The Wonderful World of Dance
Harris-Walters is so natural, so enthusiastic, his approach so warm, that you can’t help but be drawn in.

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