Written by Dipanita Nath |Updated: May 29, 2019 8:59:28 am
In her new piece, Swati Mohan explores belief systems that shackle the mind or set it free
The Gurgaon-based dance artiste has now directed and choreographed a performance, titled Free – DUMB!, which explores a person’s need to find freedom from her own self.
While reading A Way of Being Free by Ben Okri, Gurgaon-based dance artiste Swati Mohan came across a familiar character. “There is a chapter on Minotaur (a monster from Greek mythology) and I resonated with Ben’s perspective on it. The Minotaur was a powerful thing inside us that needed to be fed with ‘stuff’ to feel important,” she says. The “stuff” that is food for that inner Minotaur ranges from negative thought processes and lack of self-esteem to feelings of victimisation or competitiveness. “Time and again, I find myself trapped in the labyrinth of my own belief systems, preconceived notions, mindless ambitions and quests, ie in my own dumbness. It is a continuous process to stay light, stay free,” she says.
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