Gopal Dalami (India)
Born in Delhi, India and Of Nepalese origin, Gopal started his dance education at Voxpop Dancers India in 2010 .Who has trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and aerial acrobatic from different national and international teachers. Since 2015, he has been a performer in various dance productions with Vikram Mohan, Mandeep Raikhy, Anish Popli, Nikolina Nikoleski, Diniz Sancheza, and many other national and international choreographers. He has toured in India and abroad. Associated with Surya performance lab- Dance and Theatre company based in Auroville, Tamil nadu since 2018 as a dancer, actor and assistant director. Since 2018, he has been sharing his research based dance module ‘Dance with prana’ and ‘Authentic flow’.
(20 mins) – performance
This one piece is very close to my heart. It describes an emotion of physical and mental reactions when we wait for something to happen or someone who can make it happen. Usually patience while waiting brings different kinds of shifts in our physical, mental and emotional state. This longing is deeply associated with unfulfilled desires that ultimately leads to spiritual delightment. While seeding the imagination in my body and travelling in trance there were regular shifts of excitement and anxiety realised…
This piece is all about aligning the thoughts when the body is in under influence of such shifts, by being aware of everything happening inside. Alignment then leads to peace, a kind of calmness even if it does not happen literally. In all the process of wait is a journey of finding light, establishing peace in the chaos of restlessness. Longing is just not disturbances but a pleasant feel of excitement too… This deep connection of emotions with phyisicality brings relaxation, an ultimate satisfaction as the longing is met.
Sat 27 Aug, NIGHT – 7.30pm Baboon House