In traditional Indian Kathak (pronounced “Kah-tahk”), the dancer must never touch the drums. The player commands and the dancer must follow. That’s the rule. But what happens when roles are reversed, and the dancer takes control?
Meet dancer Raghav Handa and maestro tabla musician Maharshi Raval – whose rule-breaking, inter-generational bromance sits at the heart of TWO. For ten years, Raghav and Maharshi have built a friendship typically discouraged by the hierarchy between the dancer and musician in Indian Kathak.
In this comedic, joyful celebration of collaboration, the pair present a charming, playful testament to friendship, respect, and creative trust. Filled with impressive physicality, virtuosic music, and witty encounters, Raghav Handa’s TWO is an expert, tongue-in-cheek demonstration of respectfully challenging tradition and the true power of collaboration that follows.
Produced by Performing Lines
and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. Originally presented by FORM Dance Projects as part of Dance Bites 2021 at Riverside Theatres.
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval