The first work by Pradhanica, Taraan takes the beauty of Kathak’s abstract movements and lines and complex Indian classical rhythmic structures outside of the framework of a single rhythmic cycle and traditional instrumentation. The essence of the dance and rhythm come together through time cycles of 6, 7, 8, and 10 in a continual flow. Composed by Indian rhythm maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil, the compositions blend the unique qualities of hand drums from around to world to create a dynamic soundtrack for this piece.

Taraan premiered at the Drive East Festival in New York City in August 2013.