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26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Shani Family presents

LET IT BE | Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 5:00 PM

An evening in celebration of Dance

Ages 16 and up
Saturday, August 06
Doors: 4:30pm Show: 5pm
$20 to $60
Come together to celebrate dance! Critically acclaimed male performer/choreographer, Prashant Shah explores new movements and rhythmic patterns within the framework of pure Kathak traditional dance technique.

LET IT BE

Presented by Shani Family

Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 5:00 PM

Ticket Price:
VIP: $60.00
General Admission (Main Floor): $30
General Admission (Balcony): $20
Seniors & Students: $20

An evening in celebration of Dance!

Prashant Shah, a senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, is one of few critically acclaimed male performer-choreographers based in Ahmedabad and New York City. Prashant’s virtuosity in Kathak makes him one of the outstanding male dancers of his genre today. The first recipient (for Kathak dance) of Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Yuva Puraskar award established by the President of India in the name of legendary musician, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Prashant is also a TOP grade artiste at ‘Doordarshan Kendra’ and an empaneled artiste in the established category of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi. Often commissioned internationally to work with other dance styles like Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, Modern and Contemporary dance, he has received rave reviews in newspapers such as The Hindu, Statesman, New York Times, Star Ledger, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, and Dancing Times.

Prashant is one of the few acclaimed Kathak dancers to benefit from his Guru Padma Bhushan Kumudini Lakhia’s system which involves rigorous training while also encouraging to use dance as a mode of self-expression to scratch beyond the surface of technique. His highly developed awareness of space and its possibilities of exploring it visually in Kathak dance form along with his own traditional and contemporary ideas, drives him to work with other dance forms. Prashant’s work mainly focuses on Kathak traditional technique and repertoire but at the same time, he firmly believes there is always a scope of change and progress with current times to introduce new movements and rhythmic patterns. For this, few of his choreographies incorporate contemporary ideas within the framework of pure Kathak form.

This program is a rental.

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