ASH­LEY LOBO GOES TO THE ‘BIG AP­PLE’

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CHORE­OG­RA­PHER Ash­ley Lobo has rep­re­sented In­dia in South Africa, Israel, Ger­many, Tai­wan, Aus­tria and Poland among other coun­tries.

Now he heads to New York along with five chore­og­ra­phers se­lected from Swe­den, Colom­bia, Le­banon and Uganda, to show­case his ver­sion of “home” through move­ment. Lobo will work with mem­bers of Dance

En­tropy to per­form his 15minute piece on Fe­bru­ary 16. Founder of The Dance­worx Academy and Navd­hara In­dia Dance The­atre, Lobo will be show­cas­ing his trade­marked Prana Paint tech­nique, de­scribed as a “a sen­si­tis­ing ap­proach that ex­plores move­ment through con­nec­tiv­ity, yoga, breath, and touch”.

With ‘Home’ Lobo joins fel­low chore­og­ra­phers for a project which aims to “en­gage with di­verse com­mu­ni­ties to build a sense of con­nec­tion and shared unde -rstand­ing across bound­aries and cul­tures”. His in­ter­pre­ta­tion of ‘Home’ is rooted in the be­lief that “if you are one with you, then you are at home wher­ever you are. In­dia is a bun­dle of con­fu­sion, but there is a strange or­der within that con­fu­sion which is why it con­tin­ues to flour­ish...”

“The ac­cep­tance of chaos and or­der in every part of one’s life, within your­self, your coun­try or home, or the larger uni­verse. Recog­nis­ing and ac­cept­ing it all is home,” Lobo shares.

Ash­ley Lobo will per­form in New York with five other chore­og­ra­phers.

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