Sunday, 29 December 2019

Vision 2020 - Dance Matters: Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar

So, as the Gregorian calendar year ends and a new one starts, what are our principal take home points?

1. Dancers never had it so good! Even ordinary ones are busy dancing here, there, everywhere. Dubai, London, Odisha, Kerala. USA of course is second home to most. Add the odd Australia or Africa in between and our dancers, if not dance, has truly gone global. There are number of festivals and functions, affording most an opportunity to show their talent, or often, the lack of it! Some are very active with huge outreach thanks to real art; others thanks to their overzealous husbands / godfathers / sidekicks / students / parents / forced fan club or lovers besotted with them! They spend many office hours posting pouting pics on FB as if they are wares! And art is a commodity. They have made it so.

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1 comment:

  1. Many takeaways indeed. New year resolve is to visit Bharatamuni Ilango memorial envisioned by Dr Parma.