India Stories Brisbane Powerhouse 2015

Q. How do you feel at the moment?

amazing 38%
really good 22%
good 15%
pretty good 12%
not bad 2%
can’t complain 4%
OK 2%
been better 2%
miserable 2%

Q. Have you seen DeepBlue before, if so where?

Here at the powerhouse in New Farm
Looking forward to it!
No
No
No but have heard how amazing they are from people who have
no
No, Sorry.
Powerhouse
Somewhere

SLUMDOG Remixed by Kayne Davis
This is a remix of songs that featured in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” and field recordings from our visit to India. These were the feelings we got when we first arrived in India.

Q. What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of India?

An explosion of the senses.
Chaos
Colour and music
Colours
Culture
Curry
Tea
Colors
Dahl
slums
I’m home!
Noise and chaos
Sitarist
Ganesh
Colour & poverty
CRICKET
Exotic people exotic land
I love Indian Food!
Incense
Bindis
Kaleidoscope
LOVE
Magical!
Noise
Poverty
Punjabi music
Ganges
Three-wheeled taxis
time
Coriander
Beautiful dresses
Beauty
Firangi,Who is this Anjali?
Bollywood
Book, The beautiful complex me
Scent
Adelaide’s 18th
Chai
Lentils
Colourful
Butter chicken
Hopefully no disentry
Complexity
Loud
Love
Music and Dancing
My friend’s mum’s cooking
Tumeric
Things you’ve never seen in your life before
taxi drivers
Sensory overload
People everywhere
The smell of pineapple
people!
Red dot
Shantram
Sitar
Smelly
Spirit
Spirituality
Cuisine
Friendly people!
Curry
Scarves
Wee wee
Delhi belly
People
Entertainment
Dogs
Extreme inequity
Fab food
Food
Good food & Anjali
Millionaire
Naan bread
Nike
Raquel honeymoon
Ricci
Rishikesh
Sophie in a sari! :p
Spicey!
Colours!
Tea
The clothes
The smell of curry and the colours of clothing!!
Want to go back
Wonderful.
Great entertainment.
Antiquity,The guy on the cello is great.
So are the other two as well.
Yea!,Dahl…yum!
Yes I think if Anjali too!
I also think of Anjali
Anupama my friend from Pondicherry
Yoga
Yoga and curry and Bollywood movies
Yummy food.
Ancient civilization
Bright colours
caotic fun
Rickshaw
Cricket
dance
Diversity
Vibrant
Exotic Places
Exotic rhythms
Food! Yeah baby!
Hot Curry!,Best taxi in the world! (according to topgear)
Jasmine flowers
Takeaway
Tasty food
The Lotus Temple in New Delhi
Young kids running the streets
Spice,Overload of senses
Badi Sudahkaran
Papadams
Taj Mahal

TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS by Lennon-McCartney arr by Robert Davidson
This piece was based on a C drone played by George Harrison on a tamboura (Indian classical instrument) it was one of the first pop songs to do away with chord changes. Our version of this piece has been sped up and many rhythms that the strings play are based on traditional Tabla rhythms.

Q. Are from the country or the city? Tell us where

An English country town
City
A one street town
Both
Brisbane, City
Brissy
Carindale
City girl
City,Canberra
City! Warsaw
Geelong
Goomeri
Ocean
Paddington
Redcliffe
Sydney
Ternate
the beach
South West Brisbane
Wagga wagga
We’re from the farm
City shopper
a farm
The void
The womb
Wagga wagga
Brisbane
country
Byron bay
I’m from the country
I am definitely not a city gal
City city city
City …. London
City slicker – Innercity kid all the way!!
Country
Country born and bred
From the beach
I am a world person
Kandanga
The coast! Life by the ocean,the coast!
Country uk
Kelvin grove
Wynnum
The country originally but I prefer the city!

PERPETUUM MOBILE by Simon Jeffes, Penguin Cafe Orchestra
What blew us away about Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, was seeing how efficiently they recycled rubbish. Did you know that if the workers in Dharavi stopped for one day, Mumbai, with a population of 12 million, would cease to function. The choreography of this piece was was inspired by the recycling process we witnessed.

Q. Do you recycle? Tell us your tricks.

The sun into energy
waste into compost
water for life
I recycle ideas
As much as I can
WORMS!!
Composting
Be a freegan
Yes, composting for vege garden
Yes. I aim for 100 percent. But try to be happy with 80/20
Compost
Eat it
Recycle unwanted clothes and stuff
The choreo is good.
Everything I can! Even things that aren’t rubbish.
Chickens
Give all my old clothes to my “smaller” friends
Compost in my garden
If it’s organic, compost it.
Eco dye old clothing &I make them into new gear.
Make something new
Recycle bin
Recycled toilet paper! We give a c**p!
Think differently
Yes, Compost bin

Give positive energy to the community
I give old clothes for reuse
Reusing water bottles
Plants grow in all containers
Buying 2nd hand
Yes! Send to Kindy for crafty creations!!
Yes. I use the recycling bin.
Always try to
Choose products carefully
Dharma I is the recycling mecca
Hand me downs
I just never throw anything away
I make sunglasses out of found wood.
I use bottles and cans for art
Kids crafternoon
Not just recycle but try to buy everything as locally sourced as possible
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure
Reuse everything
reusing containers
I recycle ideas
pick up furniture from the curb
Save your jars and make candles!
steam my clothes while showering
Compost which the bush turkey has now turned into a nest!! Grr!!!
Yes, turning the iron off but still using it while it’s hot to finish off (one of Mum’s tricks…)

MISERLOU Traditional arr by Robert Davidson
This Turkish/Greek tune about an Egyptian girl become a surf classic. We’ve taken it from a slamming dance tune, slowed it down, and added in Shahi Baaja, Shakhaman and Tabla, featuring Evan on solo Violin.

Q. What would it take to push YOU to crime?

Bad laws
Bad music… haha but you have nothing to worry about here!
Basic Needs and desperation
Child safety
Define crime.
Extreme hunger
Family or friends hungry
Oppression
Starvation…
Threats
Thirst
War
to feed my family
Utter Desperation
Feeling no hope
You don’t need that….but I do
Containment
A threat to my family
Desperation and isolation
Desperation to survive!
Hopelessness
Hunger
The divide between rich and poor
Cold
Threat to my loved ones
Threats
If my children were hungry
If I was hungry
Love
If the law is an ***
Lack of food & Shelter.
Not much at all.
Nothing (I hope….)
Providing for my family
Tony abbott
Desperation
My child in need
A good outcome
Being the 99%
Crap government
Desperation
Hunger
It is a fine line
nothing
protection of my daughter
Serious threat to a loved one
Systemic injustice. Maybe i’m already a criminal >:)
The moral good.
Thirst
not much
poverty
When i cant afford food for my sister
Tyranny
hate
Having nothing or laws that shouldn’t be followed
Hunger
Thirst
Hungry children
Hurt my kids
I like to think nothing would push me to crime, however that’s coming from a middle class Aussie… Who knows what circumstances others might be faced with?
Family
the current treatment of asylum seekers which Is a crime itself
Threats

ALL GONE TO HELL… SHUT UP & DANCE! by Phill Wilson
Sometimes all you need is a good beat and generosity to bring a community back together.

Q. How do you get involved with your local community, friends or neighbours?

Chatting.
Hobbies
Just talk to people
Singing in a choir!
Call in a noise complaint :p
Call the cops when they have a loud party
Coffee yo!!!
Dancing!
Deepblue
give them some food and water
give clothes and water
Local community centre
Socials
2 for 1 cocktails
At shows
Church
Volunteering
Sport
music
dance lessons and school fete for my children.
My job as an RN.
Talk to them over our pets (cats!)
Talking to the dog walkers on my way to the local cafe
The arts and theatre!!!!!!!!!!
Visit them start with “How are you” and “Hi”,Beer
Sports
Cooking together
Consistent communication
Food
Meals together and community work
More of a gentle shove than a push….
language
Prayer
Sing everywhere and any opportunity
SING Often and loud
Sports
Hobbies
Startimg Street Parties
Teach self defense
Volunteering
Choir
DANCING !!!
Gaming
music
Being generally kind to others on the street, to everyone….
Music & arts
volunteering
Through sports
Volunteer
support
Volunteer at non profit carnivals
Volunteer for people with special needs

YOUNGBLUE BOLLYWOOD 7 by Phill Wilson
We have workshopped this piece with communities all over the world. This show is inspired by these experiences and relationships. Tonight we are excited to present our very own community.

Q. Who do you know in YoungBlue tonight?

My cousin
Tom
Anjali
Sophie
Andy Arthur’s
My mum
Charlotte!
Ella
HI ELOISE!!
Justin
LUCIA
Miss Tio!
No one…yet! Good on them!
Ricci jandu
Rocco, Samson and Noah
Shah Rukh Khan
No one but they look great
No one but wow what an awesome looking group!
The one with the black pants.
wonderful Mt St Michael’s girls!
I’m sure to know them in the future
Jakinta Hales
Kaitlin!
My sister!
no one
No-one, but it’s always a joy to see them involved
Spence!
the double bass player
Future Stars!
Great job girls!
Andy Ward
My sister

BIG BOUNCE By Phill Wilson
The choreography of this piece was influenced by the playfulness of the kids we met while we were running a workshop with Dharavi Rocks.

Q. What is your favourite game?

Cards
Ball
Cluedo!
Jumping.
Jacks or knuckles
Love
21 blackjack
Beer!!!!
Red wine.
Bonkers!
Fit ball!
Fetch
Monopoly
Scrabble
Skipping on stage
Cards against humanity…
cricket
Football – the proper kind
Hopscotch
League of legends
Munchkin
Rugby Union
Taboo
Werewolf!
pong
Football!
Candy crush
Handball!
Mine craft
Indian hopscotch
Minecraft
ocarina of time
No
Pass The Pigs
Red rover on ice
Sonic The Hedgehog, Hah!
The monster game
Archery
Basketball
Beerpong
Board games
Castles of Burgundy
Charlie Charlie
COC
Dungeons and Dragons
Elastics
Flying trapeze!
Tennis
Grand theft auto
Hockey

DRINKS & MONEY by Andy Ward and Levi Dowsett
India, like many countries, is extremely multicultural and with this mix of religions, races, backgrounds & cultures brings compassion and understanding or divide….

Q. Have you had a forbidden love story? Don’t answer this if you don’t want to 😉

My Mum was English, my dad Indian. Enough said
No can I have one lol
Was infatuated with michael Jackson at 16. Dad didn’t like that!
With chili
Yes but I’m not telling
Do cats count?
I am married but i love another
i am sitting next her ..
With cats, but I’m allergic 😛
Her name was alan
I’m here with my mistress right now!
Looks like he has
Luckily not forbidden, but a love story!
Never!!
No but I am open to suggestions.
No, I regret to say.
No. Boron huh!
No, but my wife has…
Yes
What is love?
With chocolate and expensive shoes.
Yeah….her name is brands liara. She’s
for my dr.
w/ animals (allergies)
Dave Franco
Depends whose asking
Do doughnuts count? XD
Everyone has had a forbidden love story at least in their fantasies
here with 2 hot women
I’m here with my mistress now 😉
I’m here with Russell crow
I’ve been the other woman
Johnny Depp
Julia from Rockquiz
No but the guy with the mistress can sit on a cactus
Justin bieber
not brave enough to tell you
Not yet
The best one’s always are
food in general
Yes, my husband
with coffee
cats

PAINT IT BLACK by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Arr Garry Smith
Our version features Dheeraj on tabla and digitally processed cellos. The original piece featured sitar (traditional Indian instrument) and was about despair and desolation.

Q. If you see a red door, do you want to paint it black?

Yes 18%   No 82%

ONE DAY LIKE THIS by Guy Garvey, Elbow
We love connecting with people wherever we go, ChoralBlue is a great way for us to meet people we would never meet otherwise.

Q. How do you meet new people?

Church
ChoralBlue
Music
At the market
Talk to people down the street
Work and being out in community
Playing sports
At the pub
By just being friendly 🙂
parties
By staring awkwardly not knowing what to say, usually.
at parks
waiting in line
out & about
on transit
through projects
There’s a different one in the mirror each day
On my grand quest of world domination
In a dark alley
Trying something new
At dance and local areas like parks
Stay with a smile
Be impulsive
By saying hello!
Every day I go to work as an RN.
Eye contact and a smile
I make friends through other friends
I show them my robots
Playing tennis
Say hi
Smile
By going to work everyday
Smile at people
School musical
friends
I ask Andy to introduce me
With my dog
Someone lost their pet pig
ChoralBlue Rocks
The supermarket
Funerals
Anywhere I can
At school
By not being afraid to go to restaurants or new places on my own
Everywhere!
Ew, people smell
Usually by colliding with them whilst on my phone…
Through other people
Time
Parties
Socials
Face to face communication
Hey wazzup??
hide in supermarket toiletd
I don’t
I’m lonely
By beating them up. Always works
In da club
My 6 year old leads me to new people
Online
Playing pool
Stare at them
Study
Uni
Inside a shark
By floating at the bottom of a pool
By stinking at the game
I already know too many people
Out and about
Tinder
through school
Tinder

TABLA SOLO [Dheeraj Shrestha]

Have you ever heard a tabla?

Yes: 71%   No: 29%

BOLLYWOOD SEVEN by Phill Wilson
Did you know the most famous actor in the world is a Bollywood star called Amitabh Bachchan. We were lucky enough to play for him at QUT when he was in Australia.

Q. Do you have a favourite Bollywood movie?

Bolly 74% Holly 26% Bride and prejudice
Slumdog Millionaire
Terminator

Q. How do you feel now?

amazing 75%
really good 15%
good 0%
pretty good 8%
not bad 0%
can’t complain 1%
OK 0%
been better 0%
miserable 1%
terrible 0%

Thank you for coming to see DeepBlue’s India Stories, we hope you enjoyed the show!

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