Love and Spice with Balbir Singh Dance Company
Date – Friday 30 July, 7.30pm
Venue: Festival Hub, The Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2RS
Ticket price: £7 Concession: £5
Age guidance: all ages (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)
Balbir Singh Dance Company presents Love and Spice.
Imagine if you lost your senses of smell and taste…
An elderly couple, still very much in love, look back on their lives together, reliving key moments through memories of the meals they shared. As the couple reminisce, their younger selves appear, and enact the memories of times past.
With the couple’s advancing age, each has lost one of their senses: he the sense of smell; she the sense of taste. Can spices – in particular Black Pepper and Cardamom, the king and queen of spices – help them recapture what has been lost? Love and Spice features Kathak dance and live music, blending different art forms and cultural traditions in a feast for all the senses.
Balbir Singh Dance Company makes exciting and original dance theatre, blending contemporary western dance and classical Indian Kathak. Founded in 1998 and based in Leeds, the company regularly works with the best artists and musicians and, under the artistic leadership of Balbir Singh, stands at the forefront of intercultural dance practice in the UK.