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Bells is a classical Kathak work choreographed for a contemporary audience.
It was originally choreographed by the legendary Kumudini Lakhia and later 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 was commissioned by Mayor of London to be performed at The Trafalgar Square Festival on 10 August 2007. Since then Bells and its segments such as Ekatra toured several prestigious venues such as National Theatre, Showtimes 2012 as part of London Olympics celebrations.
Original Choreography: Kumudini Lakhia
Re-choreography: Amina Khayyam and Urja Desai Thakore
Composer: Atul Desai and Niraj Chag
Production design and Sculpture: Naresh Kapuria
Collaborators: Theatre Tol
Tabla: Abhay Shankar Mishra and Hiren Chate
Sarangi: Ilyas Gulabkhan Pathan
Violin: Ami Ericx
Mayor of London, India Now
Plymouth Festival, Showtime 2012, National Portrait Gallery, National Theatre
Images: Pete Schiazza and Vipul Sangoi