I still remember reading the lines that stated “real dance begins when the body dies…”. As a young dancer, I kept wondering, what could did that mean and since there was so much stress on angikabhinaya, I really could not connect with those lines. Then it was always about fast movements, high jumps, stretches, perfectly tailored costumes, makeup, a big stage, many lights… But today I connect with those lines and feel it so very true. When your heart sings, it expresses any thing and everything . No wonder the devadasis captured the hearts of the rasikas, in a simple saree, no striking poses and no par lights… How I wish we could get back to that simplicity, yet a full filling experience.
Real Dance Begins When The Body Dies