Dance mania in December
by Astad Deboo and students of Clarke School for the Deaf, Chennai
December 20, 2004
With so much
of hard work put in by the whole team, it would have been a pity not to
share the joy of working on Contraposition with viewers in Chennai where
all the rehearsals took place, in Bangalore where the music was composed
by Amit Heri, in Mumbai where Astad is based and in India’s capital city
Delhi. So, the 4-city India tour precedes the performance in Australia.
Added to performances in the metro cities, Astad and the girls wanted to share the work with children of deaf schools. So, the morning of Dec 9 saw a nearly 600 strong audience of deaf children from six Chennai schools, as well as students of Padma Seshadri High School. The children sat in rapt attention through the one-hour program. At the end of the show after lots of hand waving to show appreciation and applause, every child, big and small, made a beeline for the stage to shake hands with Astad and the dancers - an absolutely amazing and over-whelming experience.
It was indeed a wonderful world premiere for Contraposition.
by the Astad Deboo Dance Foundation).