Differently abled perform world class ballet on wheel chairs, crutches
Supported on crutches and wheel chairs, sixteen differently abled children and youth drawn from different states of India exhibited a world class ballet performance ‘Limitless potential’ that drew them unprecedented accolades, reports Vikram Sharma.india Updated: Nov 28, 2009 17:04 IST
Supported on crutches and wheel chairs, sixteen differently abled children and youth drawn from different states of India exhibited a world class ballet performance ‘Limitless potential’ that drew them unprecedented accolades.
The essence of the show was a synchronized concert of some of them who were deaf and dumb even, but produced a spell binding show that held the audience captive.
“ We manage the synchronization through eye to eye contact with the other performer and also the foot tapping on the prosceniums gives us the vibratory clues that help us to perform, “informed Gulshan, 24 a differently abled performer who could not speak or hear but managed to convey this through the actions.
The performance on the wheel chair and crutches by these artists were timed to very complex chorography patterns arranged by their guru Sallahudin Pasha’, a renowned figure who has produced nearly 100 theatre dance production besides holding 10,000 such performances and is contributing to the cause of empowering persons with disabilities.
These show are include into the Limca Book of World record and have been pwerformed in House of Commons in London and and In various places in USA also, ‘ said Sallahudin Pasha’
“We are very grateful to the hard task master in our Guruji who has infused a ‘new spirit of ambition to live’ in us. He has transformed our way of thoughts into performing action and we do not feel lesser to any one,” said Manoj 22, who performed ‘Krishna on Crutches’ who convinces Arjun on Wheels to fight against Pandavas.
Other performances on the show included ‘Bharatnatyam, Sufi Dance, Martial Arts, Vande Mataram, and Jai Ho, all on wheels.
The show was organised by an NGO, Ability Unlimited and sponsored by Educomp Smartclass, a globally diversified education solutions provider.
“Our system caters to delivering technologies and solutions that unleash the potential of the children across the country, unveil some of the latest innovations for classromm teaching including its unique Smart Class initiative,” said Harish Raina, Manager Academic Support Group of Educomp looking aftyer J&K chapter adding,” nearly 50 private schools have roped in the organization for its services in Jammu and Kashmir”.
The regional manager of Educomp Solutions Ltd Rakesh Dahiya said that since the show had the uniqueness about the differently abled youth performing the world class event in Jammu for the first time, the organization loved to be the frontrunner to take up the show.
First Published: Nov 28, 2009 17:03 IST