Photo: Marcin Szymczak

Reflections on Learning to Dance, from composer Jesse Bannister

I think for the dancers [Pratap Parar and Namron] it’s a part of their journey that gives them an opportunity for a long artistic path in the future too, they need support to breath new life into their own bodies.

As music is married to Kathak it was always going to be a challenge to commission an original score and receive the blessings from Pratapji. An artist of this level requires a sound that makes his mind and body soar giving it scribe in all directions.

Namron was like a child rediscovering a favourite toy when he heard us play, and when the music joined the space the dance occupied, he gave all to the music and the music sang back.