Flamboyant flamenco

Behnaz Khusrokhan Bhandare is now performing the energetic Spanish dance and its fusion with ballet and kathak
Mehroo Kotval

There was not a single vacant chair on the lawn of the Willingdon Sports Club (WSC) at the senior citizens event. Behnaz Khusrokhan Bhandare was performing the flamenco to showcase a fusion of flamenco-ballet and flamenco-kathak. On stage with the flamenco dancer that evening was Shivani Mistry, ballet teacher at Tushna Dallas’s The School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance. Radhika Joshi, student of the well-known Aditi Bhagat, and Samhita Radhakrishnan of the Beej School of Kathak were the other performers. Both flamenco and kathak have their origins in nomadic societies, both improvise during performances and use percussive footwork. The danseuse......

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