Featuring Nova Bhattacharya and Ed Hanley.
Ed Hanley is a master percussionist whose compositions for dance are recognized for their sensitivity and virtuosity. Their program features Peggy Baker’s seminal 1991 duet for dancer and musician Sanctum and three works created in collaboration by Hanley and Bhattacharya: maskura hailed as a groundbreaking contemporary expression of the bharatantaym form, Aditi and Related Fragments Remix. The program also featuring three solo tabla compositions by Hanley.
Sleight of Hand is an intimate and satisfying duet program of music and dance highlighting the detailed gestural language of bharatanatyam in tandem with the dexterous hand playing of the tablas. It lends itself to smaller, more intimate theatres.