Kalaprayanam (2005 & 2009)

Kãla Prayãnam is a journey in time and space that takes you through paths and time intervals woven into intricate patterns using beautiful dance movements.

The piece begins with slow languorous movements interlaced with equally slow but terse movements. It then moves on to the very rudiments of Bharatanãtyam. Simple strikes, placements and glances followed by progressively more complex movement.

As the journey reaches its end, it displays the more complex dance movements from the Bharatanãtyam repertoire. When the dancers weave patterns in space they are also playing with Kãla or time. You will notice groups of dancers executing the same step or movement at the same time but in different time intervals. The spectators move with the dancers as they explore the progression of dance in time and space.

- Joyce Paul Siamak

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Kala Prayanam means ‘a journey in time and space’. The intricate rhythms and formations in this dance are intended to communicate how life itself is a journey - at times random, at times fixed, at times fluid, at times firm.
The piece begins with slow languorous movements interlaced with equally slow but terse movements. It then moves on to the rudiments of Bharatanatyam; simple strikes, placements and glances that get progressively more complex. You will notice groups of dancers executing the same step or movement at the same time but in different time intervals. As the journey reaches its end, it displays many complex dance movements from the Bharatanatyam repertoire.
As the dancers weave patterns in space they are also playing with Kala or time, who at the end, defines each dancer’s destiny. How we respond to the dictates of Kala, defines the path our lives will take.