Rhythm Divine-II: River runs deep- An Indian contemporary dance show in Opéra Bastille on 03 October 2016

03 octobre 2016 As a part of the ongoing Namasté France festival, Embassy of India, Paris presented an evening of contemporary Indian dance by internationally renowned Indian dance icon, Padma Shri Astad Deboo at the prestigious Opéra Bastille in Paris on 03 October 2016. The dance created by Astad Deboo along with Guru Seityaban Singh combined the drumming traditions with Astad Deboo dance technique. The one and a half hour performance of Pung Cholom drummers of Shree Shree Govindajee Nat Sankirtan and Astad Deboo hypnotised the Parisians. The dance started on a slow note and its tempo reached crescendo with the rhythmic movements of drummers. The impressive visual effects and the physical movements of dancers captivated the audience. Deboo’s style of blending several forms of dance with the theatre presented modern traditions of Indian dance. ‘Rhythm Divine-II: River runs deep’ contemporary dance choreographed by Astad Deboo was presented for the first time in Europe. And also it was the first time that an Indian contemporary dance troupe had been invited to represent India in the cultural festivals abroad.