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NewTown & The Folly Bowl Present:

An Evening of Kathak Dance

Featuring: Megan Black / Kathak Dance, Ross Kent / Sarod, Gregg Johnson / Tabla

Featured Artists & Works

Megan Black,Kathak Dance
Ross Kent, Sarod
Gregg Johnson,Tabla

Kathak is the exhilarating rhythmic dance of North India, and its spinning, stamping, storytelling swirl makes for one of the most dynamic theatre arts experiences on the planet.  With classical roots that extend beyond the ancient temples and the Moghul courts of India, Kathak is an art form that matches rapid fire footwork (with ankles wrapped in 20 pounds of bells) to the lightning strokes of the tabla drums.  Megan Black is a gifted narrator with a unique approach to original choreography drawing upon sources such as the poetry of Hafiz, Rumi and Mirabai. Original music is composed and performed by Ross Kent who's passionate embrace of the sarode has spanned 39 years. Gregg Johnson is a leading American exponent of the Farukabhad school of tabla and pakawaj, a style known for its intimate connection with the Kathak tradition.

NewTown is delighted to be working alongside the Folly Bowl, one of the jewels of landscape architecture in Southern California.  It is an idyllic site to enjoy a dynamic art form rarely seen or heard outside of India. 

To Get to The Folly Bowl

Exit the 210 Freeway at Lake. Turn left on Lake and go 2.6 miles to Altadena Drive. Turn right on Altadena Drive and go 0.8 miles to Porter. Turn left at Porter and go 0.2 miles to where it ends. You are at The Folly Bowl.