Like a Lily

    Premiere: 1st quarter 2023

    Like a Lily

    I would like to be a Lily
    If we could understand the present time,
    We would learn from the very moment
    To live like a Lily

    -Etty Hillesum

    When Parvathy Baul and Sandra Pasini met last time in India in 2020, they had a wish to create a song performance together. Then the COVID came into our lives. This performance was born during the COVID period through online meetings. So the wish became a dream.

    Nobody knows
    How it will end
    It depends on each of us
    It depends on the truth
    That we will protect
    From the dreams
    We realize.

    It is time for everyone
    To lay their dreams
    On the table of the world
    Dreams never take space
    Dreams give space.

    -Franco Arminio

    So! We start to dream:

    Let’s imagine that a tapestry collects the diversities of the world to weave them together; imagine that the songs could transmit the universal feelings which belong to all human beings, and make us feel for a moment, similar, united, even if we are different.

    Let’s imagine that we have the freedom to give up what we have achieved, and to be what the dream suggests us in the moment ‘now’!

     

    About the performance

    Like a Lily is a space where songs, colors, actions, dance and storytelling create a living experience.

    In this singing-performance we dedicate nine songs to persons that we’ve met and to whom we haven’t met. As a scenography we have chosen the structure of a window. This window is a Tapestry of rainbow which represents human state of being.

    We come from different cultures and styles of performing practice. Since 2020 we have chosen these songs and evolved them further. It took over two years to create this unique way of coming together and to weave our voices, our songs, and our music traditions and cultures into this tapestry of rainbow.

    In Like a Lily you will hear songs from the Baul tradition of India, songs from the Italian folk tradition and songs composed for the performance by Sandra Pasini.

     

     



    Fakta

    Duration 55 min

    Credits

    Performers: Parvathy Baul (India) Sandra Pasini (Denmark/Italy)
    Songs: From the Baul tradition of India, songs from the Italian folk tradition and songs composed for the performance by Sandra Pasini
    Music consultant: Roberto Diana
    Consultant for dramaturgy: Francesca Romana Rietti
    Tapestry: Alok Som
    Costume embroidery: Bandana Lohar
    Costumes: Antonella Diana
    Props: Antonella Diana, Frederik Gravgaard

    Co-production: Teatret OM , Ekathara Kalari

    Short Bio of Sandra Pasini
    Artistic leader of Teatret OM
    Director, Actress, Musician
    Co-founder of Teatret OM in 1989

    Sandra Pasini is a comprehensive theatre auteur, who for more than 40 years has performed, directed, produced and developed concepts and ideas within theatre, covering site-specific performance, clown and physical theatre, theatre concerts, parades and more.

    Performances have toured most of Europe and New Zealand, Jordan, Dubai, India, California, New Mexico, Brazil, Columbia.

    Since 1993a member of the theatre network group ”Bridge of the Winds”, leaded by Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Odin Teatret.

     

    Short Bio of Parvathy Baul
    Singer, story teller, painter, director, teacher of Baul tradition
    Founder of Ekathara Kalari 1997 and Sanatan Siddhashram 2017

    Parvathy Baul is eminent performer of Baul spiritual Music tradition of India. She has lived and trained in the traditional way according to the Baul tradition. Her Gurus are Sri Santan Das Baul and Sri Shashanko Goshai.

    She has been in the performance art practice since her childhood over the span of thirty five years. She has traveled, worked, taught and performed across continents since the year 2000.

    She has established a traditional learning space for Baul tradition - Sanatan Siddhashram in West Bengal, India. Where she currently lives, practices and teaches.


    For more info:

    www.parvathybaul.com



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