Sunday, 7 December 2014

Down came the rain

He was tired of the wet, cloudy weather he was enduring ever since his stay in the new country. The smell of the damp earth just before the rain was not inviting anymore. As the clouds rumbled outside and the sky burst into tears, he laid on his back, staring up at the roof. A pearl tricked down the corner of his eyes. "Remember to find me, in those foreign drops," his beloved had said. He closed his eyes, and went to sleep.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Learning Dancing Vocabulary

Sometime back I had an opportunity to witness Indian contemporary choreographer Padamshree Astad Deboo's performance. It was a performance-cum-lecture organized by my former teacher. Deboo stunned me with his choreography skills and use of space to communicate an array of human experience! It led me and my friends to ‘see’ things differently. Deboo challenges different forms of dance and theatre conventions in his work. Well travelled that he is, he incorporated diverse forms of dances from worldover (Martha school of dancing, Japanese form, Manipuri) and created a new genre of modern contemporary dance in India. He delivers with emotional intelligence. 

·        In ‘Rhythm Divine’, his choreography of foetus’ movement in mother’s womb exudes class and style. The movement of body can be infinite in a finite space. The drummers of Manipur lighten up the stage with acrobatic twirls in air when the foetus is ready to come out in the world!
·       Whereby one is intrigued by the whole concept, the dance is open to interpretations. Simply loved it.

Astad Deboo 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A wish

I want to ride a cloud
up in the sky so high
let go of everything
bid all the worries goodbye.

The day so tiring
work so exhausting
a bed so inviting
sleep so craddling
Change that for a day
barter everything away
Give me a cloud to ride
to feel blastingly light...

I want to have wings
a birds eye view
an experience so new!
With no strings attached
I want to watch the world go past
The melancholy of life
would find a unique respite
If only I had a cloud
A cloud to ride.

Don't walk as if you own the world, Walk as if you don't care who does!