Hopscotch draws upon the storytelling, rhythmic and counting aspects which are central to the classical Indian dance form of Kathak.
The ancient game of hopscotch, easily identified by children and families as a representation of playfulness and counting, still inspires, delights and unites young children of diverse cultures around the world.
Hopscotch uses the game to explore changing numbers through animals which are representative of their shapes. Calling on audience participation, Hopscotch is a fast-paced and playful piece performed by dancers, actors and musicians.
Balbir Singh Dance Company received a Research & Development grant for the project from Without Walls Street Arts Consortium.
Read about Balbir Singh’s creative process here.