What happens when east meets far east? We end up in a state of trying to eat parathas
with chopsticks. Along the same lines but definitely not as atrocious, comes a
performance of Sakura. A choreography of Bharatnatyam based on haiku, Japanese
poetry. Sukura stands for "Cherry Blossoms" and is based on a haiku by Basho.
The story of the performance revolves around a married couple that are separated
by the girl's father because he feels that she is not giving him enough importance.
(Hmph! Let is pass people, it was written in the 17th century). He then makes
her go back to weaving clothes for him and allows the estranged couple to meet
only once in a year. The rest of the recital deals with the young couple trying
to cope with their separation and get on in life. Keeping in line with the east's
fascination of making audiences bawl over, this one is sure to melt even the stone-hearted,
and make them reach for the tissue box.
Ananda, who is an assistant communications manager at the Indian School Of Business,
is playing the lead. The music for it is Japanese contemporary music. A synthesis
of two ancient forms of art from different countries is surely going to be one
treat that any art buff would not like to miss.
Parathas and chopsticks? Hmmm… For further information please contact 2341-3771.