Astad Deboo at the French Alliance of Pondicherry
For the opening of Jean-Pierre Muller and Lalit Verma's exhibition about Kumbh Mela, the Pondicherry French Alliance invited great choregrapher Astad Deboo and his young dancers for a contemporay dance show, Breaking boundaries.
If Pondicherry has a French connection it has a strong Bengali connection as well. Aurobindo Ghosh, philosopher, poet and visionary with his arrival in Pondicherry during the British Raj established an unbreakable link between the lush, green province of Bengal and the small, coastal town deep in the heart of South India. And since then Pondicherry has witnessed the arrival of Bengalis, many of whom have settled down here for good and many who are regular visitors.