Walls of time

This Indian contemporary dance piece is based on the popular poem Mending Wall by Robert Frost. The poem is talking about how all humans are connected and that it is unnatural for us to be divided. It takes a lot of effort to keep hatred between groups alive. The part about good fences means to protect yourself and hide and keep others away. This is a very unhealthy, unnatural attitude but it is held by religious groups against each other and nations against each other and races against each other. It is sort of a sad poem because the neighbour won’t consider friendship. Instead he repeats old sayings about fences. This piece is a portrayal of Robert Frost trying to tell us to stop building fences and walls between “us” and “them” in whatever ways we are divided or whatever ways we discriminate against each other.

Music by Anooru Anantha Krishna Sharma