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Date(s) - 04/05/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bharat Bhavan

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6.30pm, 4 May
@ Bharat Bhavan

‘It wails, it shouts in his body. Something is suffocating… His skin bag feels too tight. Something is missing.. Some anger and violence are inside him. As far as he can remember, he always loved to fight… That’s why when he meets the Kalaripayattu master, he thinks he will learn from him the secrets to become a great fighter. But in
fact, the latter teaches him how to fight his demons, his fears, his ego. The master teaches him how to dance with the elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether as well as with the wild beasts. But will he let “his body become all eyes,” always in a state of alertness, one with Nature, one with Shakti — the deep feminine energy that makes everything move?
Bhu offers an interactive performance combining theatre, dance, traditional and
contemporary music and Kalaripayattu.
This is the journey of a man who discovers his deep union with Mother Earth (Bhu).Beyond a story, this show invites the audience to an itinerary, accessible to everyone. A universal experience.
The process is led by Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo, and guided by master of Kalaripayattu: Sri Guru Lakshman Gurukkal.
This show questions the body memory of the dancer, one with earth and Nature. It is an experimental play that uses both modern theatrical , choeroegraphic tools and the traditional form of kalaripayattu to create an organic dance, a contemporary show. Connected to the Shakti (primordial or feminine energy) within the body of the warrior
dancer, this artistic process develops traditional Kalari movement in a contemporary way.
The performers are Kalaripayattu warriors / dancers/ healers / masters in energy. With them we experience origin of movement and theatrical act. We are looking for this experience of body “becoming all eyes” as they are used to say in Kalaripayattu wisdom. This happens when all the body is fully connected with his environment and nature.