DIRECTOR'S NOTE --------------------------
'GOD AS A CUSTOMER is a book of 'padams' translated by A.K. Ramanujan and David Shulman.
I remember encountering this collection of poems as a young student of dance and not having given it much thought then.
I was still unaware .
So in July of 2017 my dance Guru Padmini Ravi asked me to reread the poems. The research took a while. There were many poems to read. There were many questions to be addressed .
Personal prejudice and dualities to be dissolved.
We agreed to three padams that would form the first draft of this performance piece.
It has always been a long in waiting quest of mine to integrate dance and drama.My initiation into the Natya Sastra Treatise over a week long workshop set the tone of the work I have been longing to do.To bring to an Indian contemporary audience the timeless thought of our ancient texts. Where languages meet and performance disciplines come together. So when I was told to direct this production i knew i had to tread gently .
I had to dissolve duality within myself to open up and surrender to the divine impulse in Kshetrayas poetry. I also knew that the bhava had to override every expression word and musical note
And that it had to be a prayer. That I would learn more in allowing the text to guide me .
So the piece has emerged. The flight has been of the heart.
With this directorial venture I have taken the first steps in rooting the seeds to a journey of sacred expression.
Karthik Hebbar has elevated the padams with his soulful renditions of music.
My gratitude to my Nritya Guru Padmini Ravi for trusting in me to direct her brilliance as a dancer and choreographer.
Finally to Lord Nataraja and Goddess Bhavani for unfolding this practice.
Please do join us on this journey of the divine impulse of the heart.' ~ Deepti Sudhindra ............ GOD AS A CUSTOMER.
April 20th - 7.30 pm
April 21st - 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm
Tickets available on #bookmyshow (link in bio)
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Excited to put it up on display at @longitudelatitude7 next week!