Bells was first performed in July 2007 for the Trafalgar Square Festival and was reworked to celebrate the 2012 Olympic year as part of the Mayor of London’s outdoor festival, SHOWTIME.
Bells, originally created in collaboration with Theatre Tol, a Belgian performing arts company known for its uniquely stylised street theatre. This spectacle unites the best international South Asian dance artists with the spell-binding flying aerialists from Theatre Tol. This crowd pleasing production delivers a breathtaking magical experience. Audience members are invited to join a dramatic wedding procession, under the gaze of aerial fairies building up to a celebratory Kathak finale.
Originally choreographed by Kumudini Lakhia Bells was reworked by Amina Khayyam and Urja Desai Thakore.The original music score for Bells is by Atul Desai and Niraj Chag, the composer for Sadler’s Wells Bollywood musical ‘Wah! Wah! Girls’.
Bells is available to tour with or without Theatre Tol and can be programmed as a stand alone classical Kathak work.