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Rhythm Divine

Share Rhythm Divine believes dance is a system of ideas and together with music can enrich the moral, the material and the intellectual. Astad walks the perimeter with Manipuri Pung Cholam drummers to create a universe of dance. In Rhythm Divine, Astad plays with “a seamless blend of the avant-garde with traditional movement”. The soulful sound of an operatic soprano intones profound feeling reflected in Astad’s body. Throughout the first two segments, a dedicatory quality is pervasive, offering everything to a higher realm; qualities of reverence and spirituality that are part of the Pung Cholam tradition of Manipur, North-Eastern India. The segments flow with a perceptive choreographic logic from the slow and devotional to staccato beats and martial movements. The overall feel of the work is ritualistic and meditative. Astad Deboo’s dance journey over the past four decades is remarkable …

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Dance Like a Man

Share The Performance The story of Jairaj and Ratna, two Bharatnatyam dancers past their prime, is contrasted with that of their daughter Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations. The play probes the surface of the characters to question their deeper motivations, but the mode is comic rather than tragic, even though the concerns are serious, and you are never sure whether to laugh or cry. About the Director Acclaimed theatre director Lillete Dubey is also a stage, television and film actor. Her theatre company- The Primetime Theatre Company, Mumbai was set up in 1991 with the primary purpose of promoting and providing a platform for some of the country’s most …

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