Kattam Katti

Date:Tue 22 & Wed 23 Mar 2022
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2 (seated reduced capacity event)
Price:Pay What You Feel (suggested £12.50) Suitable for all ages

Presented by Pagrav Dance

Kattam Katti transports you to Uttarayan, the world-famous festival in Gujurat, North India where millions of people from different cities, religions and social classes come together to fly kites in a unique event marking the transition from winter into spring. Tales of competition, danger, excitement and unity are vividly brought to life in a joyous and uplifting show.

Tapping into the competitive chaos, creativity and colour of the event, Pagrav Dance Company brings to life stories with enchanting lyricism, exquisite technique and strong drama. Founded by acclaimed dancer, choreographer and teacher Urja Desai Thakore (recently BBC Young Dancer choreographer), the company creates work rooted in classical Indian Kathak styles fused with contemporary storytelling and design.

 

 

Created and performed by a new generation of British dancers of Indian heritage and accomplished musicians playing specially composed music live, the company brings to life the excitement of Uttarayan with lyricism, drama and exquisite technique. We are invited into the highs and lows, loves and losses of the festival and ultimately of our connections with each other, drawing parallels with universal themes of society’s inequalities.

 

Why you should come...

"We were lucky to see an earlier version of this richly colourful, magical and transporting show when the company were in residence with us in October 2020. After a critically acclaimed run at Sadler’s Wells, don’t miss this opportunity to see this fantastic work full of beautiful visual storytelling, music and Kathak dance." 

Matt, Artistic Director, Cambridge Junction 

 

This is a reduced capacity event to allow more space within the auditorium.

 

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Spring 2022 Arts Guide

 

‘a striking and exquisite work, Kattam Katti is the antidote we all need in the current climate’ 

Maya Pinder, The Insanity in Dancing on an early sharing

 

‘a work of lightness that rides the wind-soaked eddies; the crack team of musicians combine to elevate the work to a higher realm’ 

Ian Abbott, author, curator, academic on an early sharing

 

‘a solidly entertaining, well-crafted piece … uplifting and celebratory’

Donald Hutera Pulse Connects

 

‘It’s cheering to see something so celebratory and good-humoured, and the audience adored it’ 

**** Dance Tabs

 

‘A beautiful presentation of a thrilling cultural event’

The Reviews Hub

 

‘an immersive experience, mesmerising to watch’

Strand Magazine

This is a reduced capacity event to allow more space within the auditorium.

Suitable for all ages.
Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.