Sketching a womanly picture
With barely three professional dancers part of a troupe that comprised students who trained with Shiamak Davar’s dance academy for barely a year—Selcouth needs to be seen to be believed. The show touches upon violence, rape, women’s rights and the need of the hour: to quit living in a despicable realm of numbness. The sentiment of the show catapults into fabulous movements and a range of expressions.
A blend of contemporary and modern dance with ballet as the base, Selcouth aimed at depicting what life is all about, illustrating everything ranging from dance, drama love to humour, horror and curiosity. Shiamak beautifully manages to take us on a terrifying journey to things we don’t see, places that frighten us and situations that make us skeptical through his contemporary dance . Without frills, a majestic set or extraordinary flamboyance on stage, one is compelled to focus solely on the dance, minus any external distractions. Challenging the way dance is perceived, Shiamak has opened up the battlefield and set a standard that seems impossible to match. Kudos to him for truly setting the stage on fire.
Shiamak’s newest entry encapsulates ripe emotions in a passionate form that is raw, inspiring and heart-rending . Rare, unusual and magical—Selcouth left every audience member awestruck and lusting for more, During the encore, which was poignantly delivered, the man behind it all belted out some Sinatra—truly a treat, in every sense of the word.