Astad Deboo: A rebel who stood astride India's fledgling experimental arts scene, and dismantled notions of dance
Swimming against the tide, Astad Deboo forged an uncommon career that operated in its own niche perhaps, but has left behind an insurmountable legacy.
Astad Deboo’s voice, his memorable chakkars on stage, his prodigious talent in riveting performances, his infectious laugh, his impeccable ability to offer friendship to so many across the world have all been stopped in his untimely passing.
What clarity of intention can a dancer bring to the mere act of walking? What do you make when all a dancer does is hold your gaze, locking eyes with you for an uncomfortably long span of time?
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In an interview with Firstpost, contemporary dance legend Astad Deboo talks about his experience of working with the hearing impaired, how a solo performance transforms entirely when revisited with a group, and his upcoming performance at the NCPA