Wednesday, November 16, 2011
An evening by the river -in Song (For The Yamuna- Elbe Public Art Project)
India is full of mythologies (Namami Yamunamaham ), rituals (Ganga Nahaana), non-theistic verse (jal me kumbh-kumbh me jal), which are replete with metaphorical references to water; semi-classical genres of music – Dadra, Sawan, the Hori, that describe vividly the birds, the swings, imagery in physical spaces …
The performance by Vidya Shah traverses through many of these references both literally and metaphorically. She delves into the deep waters through the various North Indian music traditions.