Black Metal Ghungroos
It was a thought that germinated in
As for Jarle Kvale, the songwriter and bassist of the band that has been in existence since the ’90s, he was looking for something out-of-the-box. "Being musicians, the high is to discover unique music,” says Kvale, who is completely aware of Bharatanatyam as a dance from and how it is rooted in the tradition.
‘‘Black metal is relatively new and has evolved from classic rock. It is a modern art form. We are not trying to adapt in a way that we lose our originality. Our lyrics have taken a new direction after being combined with Indian classical dance; something I hadn’t even thought of while writing,” he adds.
With Jorn Holen on drums, Stean Bakketeig on guitars and Sture Dingsoyr on lead vocals, Chatterjee has also roped in a couple of kathak dancers for the performance.
Interestingly, she does not identify with the word fusion.
"I don’t believe in fusion. I believe in meeting. The moment you go deeper into
the essence of any piece of art, it becomes universal,” says the 41-year-old
dancer, who learnt music from Mrinalini Sarabhai in Ahmedabad and move to
The 50 minute production, divided into five parts, will travel to Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore after Delhi, and later to various prestigious venues in Europe- including The Opera Oslo in Norway, Theatre De La ville in Paris, apart from a gig at Letemps d’aimer la danse, one of the more popular dance festivals in France.
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