Part one: Kathak and Odissi solos
Part two: Love & Spice
An elderly couple, still very much in love, look back on their lives together, reliving key moments through memories of the meals they shared.
As the couple reminisce, their younger selves appear, and enact the memories of times past. The atmosphere is suffused with the aromas of a richly spiced life. With the couple’s advancing age, each has lost one of their senses: he the sense of smell; she the sense of taste. Can spices – in particular Black Pepper and Cardamom, the king and queen of spices – help them recapture what has been lost?
Annapoorna, the goddess of food and nourishment, summons the butter-thief Krishna and the sweet-toothed elephant-headed god Ganesh to help her cook a special meal in the kitchen. Together they will try to bring back the couple’s lost senses, but what else will be rekindled along the way?
Love & Spice combines different art forms and cultural traditions in surprisingly delicious ways.
The piece showcases Kathak and western dance performed to a live musical score enhanced by the sizzle and aroma of eastern spices... this is truly a multicultural feast for all the senses.