Simon Thacker and Piah Dance Company Tandava

Dance & Physical Theatre


Primal rhythmic energy and the impossible union of opposites: Tandava sees the coalescence of Scottish guitarist Simon Thacker’s startlingly passionate sound-worlds with the infinitely expressive physicality of three gifted dancers from India’s Piah Dance Company. Tandava finds exhilaration in uniting polarities: explosive guitar wizardry and stunningly intricate footwork with hauntingly beautiful melodies and delicately fluttering fingers; multi-layered choreography and ecstatic rhythms of unstoppable momentum with sounds of timeless fluidity and movements of sublime serenity. A revelatory exploration of the expressive power of the visible and invisible, dance and music.

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Programme