Madhu Natraj article featured in The Asian Age reads…
Dance is my sibling”.
Bizarre, pompous, precocious? But in my mind there is no ambiguity about this statement.
I have always felt that my mother (also my Guru) first conceived dance and then I was born!
My earliest memories are of watching rehearsals, playing with Ghungroos, reciting “bols” and subjecting unsuspecting guests to my own brand of movement.
Through all this was a quiet presence, my companion, my sister – dance.
Yes, dance is a woman, oozing Shakti, sensual, rebellious, demanding, at times unapproachable, raw, impulsive, gentle and completely indispensable!
Another interesting excerpt from the article
Legendary dancer Betty Jones (Limon technique) class was first. Next was Sara Pearson, looking like a New Age hippie. Her Rajasthani cap got me even more agitated about my pending shopping expedition.
Sara asked each of us to create 20 movements out of our index finger. I thought she had gone nuts and to add to my discomfort, she made me demonstrate my… (ahem) choreography!
And then it happened.
She said, “If you can create 20 movements with three of your joints, given your whole body will you ever be short of creating – movement?”
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Thanks to Mr.KT for providing us with the lead and link