Colours of South Asia Film Series explores the diversity of the various cultures and subcultures of South Asia.
A 64 year-old Indian Kathak master and a young Black tap dancer from Hells Kitchen journey together across India crafting a unique and startling collaboration. Bringing the ancient, foot founded, dynamic art of Kathak together with the American, underground art of Tap forges a trek that shatters barriers of age, race and culture. The show they fasten creates an explosion in audiences they meet along the way, and their friendship challenges their ideas about each other and themselves.
Harbourfront Centre in collaboration with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble present this multi-disciplinary programme. As a preview, the film’s producer Antara Bhardwaj will give a performance along with Ritesh Das and the Toronto Tabla Ensemble. This will guide the audience into the feature film, ‘Upaj: Improvise.’ Antara Bhardwaj will rejoin the audience after the film for a Q&A session.
Film Duration: 60 minutes