TWO – Raghav Handa
20 - 23 September 2023
PICA Performance Space

2pm & 7pm

Raghav Handa

An intergenerational bromance between a musician and a dancer

In traditional Indian Kathak (pronounced “Kah-tahk”), the dancer must never touch the drums. The player commands and the dancer must follow. That’s the rule. But what happens when roles are reversed and the dancer takes control?   

Meet dancer Raghav Handa and maestro tabla musician Maharshi Raval – whose rule-breaking, intergenerational bromance sits at the heart of TWO. For ten years, Raghav and Maharshi have built a friendship typically discouraged by the hierarchy between the dancer and musician in Indian Kathak.

In this comedic, joyful celebration of collaboration, the pair present a charming, playful testament to friendship, respect, and creative trust. Filled with impressive physicality, virtuosic music, and witty encounters, Raghav Handa’s TWO is an expert, tongue-in-cheek demonstration of respectfully challenging tradition and the true power of collaboration that follows.   

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval 

School bookings are available. To book your school group, please contact


Wednesday 20 September | 7pm
Thursday 21 September | 7pm
Friday 22 September | 7pm
Saturday 23 September | 2pm & 7pm

Group 32

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