New Internationalist

Dhanushka Amarasekara

Issue 365

The dancer

While trying to do an assignment of my own at an artists’ camp I spotted the dancer.

A fellow artist doing his own performance near the Kandalama Lake at Dambulla.

I stood there for a while trying to see what the crowd was watching.

To me his movements brought a sense of rhythm.

It was only then that I decided to do my project on ‘the dancer’.

I have a few more of this performance. But this is the most subtle, the most rhythmic, of them all.

A moment, a memory, a wind, a dance… all in one.

A childhood fantasy, combining art with rhythm, dance with soul.

A lens with feelings.

Drik Picture Library Ltd

Dhanushka Amarasekara, Sri Lanka

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