Tuesday 9 June 2020

O for Omg! - Dance Matters: Column by Ashish Mohan Khokar

Continuing my vowel movement, we reach O.

OMG! That's what O has come to represent today, most. OMG indeed for the sheer survival skills of dancers, especially the FB-fittest lot, Darwin be damned! What did he know of internet era and sheer need for virtual presence or desperation in times of karo-na!?

Lockdown period gave new challenges too.

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  1. AK col; very well said. Why are these Leviathans(DD,SNA)languishinf like lotus eaters? Why cant they shrug of their lethargy for a change and dig into their archives n air meaningful stuff, not just hashed n rehashed Puranic lore. Wish they wake up n DO it. There's still a long way to go on the physical distancing issue as far as dance on stage goes. Its made a full circle from proscenium to chamber...

  2. Nicely written and important points made. The surge in online dance festivals or post is killing quality in the art.

  3. So true about FB shows. Too much of anything is bad and too much of bad is worse. OMG gave a good view of happenings all-around. Thank you.

  4. Beautifully covered this pandemic situation with great information of all the exponent artist..Online shows of any form is actually ruining the beauty behind the hardwork of an Artist for their art. But do not forget we shall overcome one day.. Loved the article ♥️ Kudos to Ashish Da🙏🏻

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  5. Simple and to the point!Loved the A-Z...
    Waiting for the next article!

  6. OMG... Somany musings... But well said simply,wittily.

  7. Very much appreciate your well researched article Ashishji.
    Agree totally with your views on mindless FB performances.
    However, in these gloomy times FB may be the best option to spend time constructively. Off course this is my personal opinion.
    Sujata Bhide