Videos

Highlights from Sonia Chandaria Tillu performing a Teentaal Tarana at Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester) 

Choreography: Sujata Banerjee

Vocals: Bageshree Vaze

Kathak meets rap! An experimental piece thirTEEN which explores a relationship between Kathak and rap in the spirit of rebellious teenage years. Performed by Sonia Chandaria Tillu and Jaina Modasia at the premiere of SLDC's  'Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen' at The Offbeat Festival 2019 in Oxford.

Choreography: Sonia Chandaria Tillu & Jaina Modasia

An excerpt from SLDC production 'Breaking Ground' performed by Sonia Chandaria Tillu. Choreogrpahy by Urja Thakore, music composition by Shammi Pithia and poetry by Lantern meet Foundation. Performed at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester in August 2019.

A classical Kathak piece 'Ashtamangal' exploring the rhythmic patterns and possibilities within an 11 beat time cycle. Choreographed & performed by Sonia Chandaria Tillu and Jaina Modasia at the premiere of SLDC's 'Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen' at The Offbeat Festival 2019 in Oxford. Music: Atul Desai

A Kathak rendition of the Rock Qawwali 'Teri Hi Barqat' recently released by British Asian band Side Partition. Performed by Sonia Chandaria Tillu and Jaina Modasia at the premiere of SLDC's  'Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen' at The Offbeat Festival 2019 in Oxford.

Choreography: Sonia Chandaria Tillu & Jaina Modasia

A Kathak interpretation of the Irish Riverdance performed by Sonia at the Inspire Women’s Awards 2018 at Reebok/Macron stadium in Bolton. Choreographic support by Sujata Banerjee

A duet choreographed and performed by Sonia & BBC Young Dancer South Asian Category Winner 2017 Shyam Dattani at the Beck Theatre as part of the Hemantika Kathak Festival 2018. This Shiva stuti in taal jhaptaal sees the artists experimenting with the boundaries of Kathak movement beyond their traditional training. Costume design: Shyam Dattani; Lighting: Dinesh Poddar

Sonia performing at the European Regional final of the Kalashram Kathak Competition judged by the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj. Her performance of ‘Jhoolat Radhe’ thumri followed by classical teentaal technique saw her win the competition. Padhant by Sujata Banerjee, tabla by Aniruddha Mukherji & Nagma by Chandrachur Bhattacharjee.

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