Our flamenco class open studio showing was a blast! A huge congratulations to everyone for a wonderful year of great learning and sharing to a very warm audience one and all! Click here for a 2 minute video peak. 🙂 … Continue reading
RUNG was the name of the show directed and conceived by Anurekha Ghosh. I performed at ICCR in Kolkata, a well-established venue for theatre and dance and performed to a full house and was a great adventure for me creatively in exploration of Indian links to flamenco…once more.
The collaboration was a trio; Anurekha dancing Kathak, Subanka Debnath on tabla and myself dancing flamenco. Exploring beats and links, finding the ties both literal and figurative between the cultures. The show also saw awards to dance photographer Prashant Arora and young dance artists from regional areas and living ‘at risk’ in and around West Bengal. It was a fun night!!
THE STATESMAN – CELEBRATING DANCE Meeting of Times brought together Anurekha and Annalouise Paul in a sort of a jugalbandi with Sukanta Debnath on tabla keeping rhythm. Read more click on link.
More press and photos below.
BENGALI NEW YEAR GIG – APRIL 15 2013
It was great fun doing this gig for E365 Media Solutions on Bengali New Year on April 15 and celebrating Axis Mall’s 2nd anniversary! The musos were Bunty Percussion, Abhishek Basu and a traditional Bengali Dhak player! Thanks to the E365 team for being so helpful!
THE TELEGRAPH – FROM SPAIN WITH LOVE Priyadarshini Chatterjee Say ‘flamenco’ and you hardly imagine the dhaak and the tabla as accompaniments! But Australian dancer and choreographer, Annalouise Paul and percussionist Abhishek Basu have trumped a jugalbandi between these unlikely companions in a project that they are calling Drum-N-Flamenca. Read More Click on Link
Here are some more shots from the event plus media clippings!!
Back from India a second time and it was an amazing chapter of new collaborations and creations, meeting with many great dancers and musicians across the country.
I was fortunate to be invited to perform flamenco at the wonderful Zorba The Buddha in New Delhi and for World Dance Day on May 1st at ICCR, Kolkata. One of the highlights was teaching at Gati Studios New Delhi where I got to develop new ideas on cross cultural training techniques and explore current research on movement with traditional rhythms and primordial numbers. I was also introduced to various press opportunities through Carpe Diem India and E365 Media, thanks to them for this wonderful exposure. Here are some interviews and articles…. with more to come!
Flamenco Red at the Australian premiere of ‘Puss In Boots’ at Fox Studios on Sunday! Flamenco dancers and musicians performed on the stage and the red carpet opening of ‘Puss In Boots’ by Paramount Pictures. In amongst the celebrity crowd were Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek plus Director Chris Miller and Dreamworks producer Jeffrey Katzenberg walking the red carpet.
It was so exciting to dance with Antonio! Below are some highlight photos and link to Spotlight Report showing video excerpts from the day including Antonio Banderas and Annalouise Paul dancing together! For the full clip go to Flamenco Red on the website!