New Internationalist

Dhanushka Amarasekara

March 2004

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.

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Dhanushka Amarasekara, Sri Lanka

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 365 This column was published in the March 2004 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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