|2 May 2006 @ 04:32, by John Ashbaugh|
Two women. One Flamenco. The other, Middle Eastern Dance.
A duet, a solo, another solo, another duet and then the duets and the solos entwine one another, for seventy minutes. The only background is a colorful arched gateway, mosaic pillars, leading into the graceful curve of a middle eastern peak. Darkness on the other side of the gateway, from which the dancers emerge in the beginning, putting together an image of their mutual Bharatanatayam roots, then each emerging into her own style, and their ensuing dialogue. A drummer and a violinist to the left, slightly back from the dance floor, in their own dialogue, alternating solos and duets, and at various times with the dancers, who also used background recorded music to dance with.
A moment in beauty passing by.