Dancing Emptiness
GAURI DIWAKAR - In Collaboration with - Bhuvanesh Komkali

The term “emptiness” itself can easily conjure up the image of a state of nothingness, hopelessness or the simple absence of everything. But when Buddha speaks of emptiness, when Kabir talks about Shunya does it mean nothingness or hopelessness. Emptiness includes the teaching of impermanence; everything is always in a state of change yet deeply interdependent.

Is there a permanent beloved in the sea of impermanence ? Is there a love without attachment ? ... Can “Emptiness” be danced ? Can it be rejoiced ? “Dancing Emptiness” by Gauri Diwakar is an exploration of impermanence and unending interdependence of all. Gauri uses the couplets (dohas) by Kabir which touches the core of Buddha’s philosophy in a journey for unending bliss where everything is connected and interdependent yet transient.

  • Credit note:
  • Dance: Gauri Diwakar
  • Choreography & costume: Aditi Mangaldas
  • Music composition & vocal: Bhuvenesh Komkali
  • Tabla : Yogesh Gangani
  • Pakhawaj : Aashish Gangani
  • Harmonium: Abhishek shinkar
  • Sarangi: Mohammad Nasir Khan
  • Light Design & Execution: Govind Singh Yadav
  • Sound : Rupak Chaudhuri