'VISUAL TREAT' The Statesman

Visual Treat by Shoma A Chatterji

6 October 2012

Shoma A Chatterji experiences exquisite choreography and performances at Interface 2012

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance from Australia presented a beautiful piece called Game On choreographed by Annalouise Paul. It is about the meeting of an Indian musician and an Australian dancer on a performing stage. The friendship takes a tumble when the competitive mood steps in to seduce the audience more towards a confrontation of philosophies involving the East versus the West, or, music pitted against dance and winning at any cost overshadows the rules of the game. Bobby Singh and Miranda Wheen coloured their performance not only with skill but also with wonderful touches with humour.

Sapphire Creations, founded by noted contemporary dancer, choreographer and trainer Sudarshan Chakraborty is one of eastern India’s best experimental dance companies. It recently organized an international festival under the acronym Interface 2012 in Kolkata. Interface stands for International Festival of Alternative and Contemporary Expressions. The performance venues were spread out across several centres and platforms. The festival included dance workshops conducted by international experts. This culminated in exquisitely choreographed and conceived performances in the evenings.

 

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