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Ishtar & Leila Bakhtali Amsterdam debut
July 30, 2017,19:00 - 20:30
Music and dance are sisters. They are inevitably connected, sometimes through frustration and often through celebration. We warmheartedly invite you to come see our discoveries!
In 2015 Ishtar and Leila created HOME(SICK); a performance that explored the meaning of (not) having a fixed homebase and being far away. Now, after 16 years of not having shared the same country as a homebase, the sisters reunite in Amsterdam and continue their collaboration in more of an “arrival” sense.
Ishtar Bakhtali is a vocalist in bands covering styles such as Jazz, Latin and Crossover. She also performs as solo musician with loopstation and effects in different collaborations with artists from other art forms (dance, fine arts, fashion). The last years her interest in Indian music grew and she started to experiment with mixing it with her own compositions.
Leila is a contemporary dance artist with a specific interest in using the moving body as an instrument to explore and express meaning and fantasies. She aims to share a depth of connection with her audience; celebrating inexplicability and our passion to move. After having worked abroad for many years in companies and as a freelancer, Leila recently moved to Amsterdam and is currently working on a new production for children with Dadodans. She also continues to develop her own choreographic work in collaboration with other artists, often from other art forms.
Leila and Ishtar are excited to take you on a journey through various landscapes created by a playful dialogue between unexpected sounds and movements. Drawing their stories from poetry, reflections and fantasies, they look to inspire and move their audience.
Home of Art is honored that we can present their debut in our gallery today.