India Stories Brisbane Powerhouse 2015
Q. How do you feel at the moment?
really good 22%
pretty good 12%
not bad 2%
can’t complain 4%
been better 2%
Q. Have you seen DeepBlue before, if so where?
Here at the powerhouse in New Farm
Looking forward to it!
No but have heard how amazing they are from people who have
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.
Colour and music
Noise and chaos
Colour & poverty
Exotic people exotic land
I love Indian Food!
Firangi,Who is this Anjali?
Book, The beautiful complex me
Hopefully no disentry
Music and Dancing
My friend’s mum’s cooking
Things you’ve never seen in your life before
The smell of pineapple
Good food & Anjali
Sophie in a sari! :p
The smell of curry and the colours of clothing!!
Want to go back
Antiquity,The guy on the cello is great.
So are the other two as well.
Yes I think if Anjali too!
I also think of Anjali
Anupama my friend from Pondicherry
Yoga and curry and Bollywood movies
Food! Yeah baby!
Hot Curry!,Best taxi in the world! (according to topgear)
The Lotus Temple in New Delhi
Young kids running the streets
Spice,Overload of senses
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
A one street town
South West Brisbane
We’re from the farm
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 born and bred
From the beach
I am a world person
The coast! Life by the ocean,the coast!
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
Be a freegan
Yes, composting for vege garden
Yes. I aim for 100 percent. But try to be happy with 80/20
Recycle unwanted clothes and stuff
The choreo is good.
Everything I can! Even things that aren’t rubbish.
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
Recycled toilet paper! We give a c**p!
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
Not just recycle but try to buy everything as locally sourced as possible
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure
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 music… haha but you have nothing to worry about here!
Basic Needs and desperation
Family or friends hungry
to feed my family
Feeling no hope
You don’t need that….but I do
A threat to my family
Desperation and isolation
Desperation to survive!
The divide between rich and poor
Threat to my loved ones
If my children were hungry
If I was hungry
If the law is an ***
Lack of food & Shelter.
Not much at all.
Nothing (I hope….)
Providing for my family
My child in need
A good outcome
Being the 99%
It is a fine line
protection of my daughter
Serious threat to a loved one
Systemic injustice. Maybe i’m already a criminal >:)
The moral good.
When i cant afford food for my sister
Having nothing or laws that shouldn’t be followed
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?
the current treatment of asylum seekers which Is a crime itself
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?
Just talk to people
Singing in a choir!
Call in a noise complaint :p
Call the cops when they have a loud party
give them some food and water
give clothes and water
Local community centre
2 for 1 cocktails
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
Meals together and community work
More of a gentle shove than a push….
Sing everywhere and any opportunity
SING Often and loud
Startimg Street Parties
Teach self defense
Being generally kind to others on the street, to everyone….
Music & arts
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?
No one…yet! Good on them!
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
No-one, but it’s always a joy to see them involved
the double bass player
Great job girls!
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?
Jacks or knuckles
Skipping on stage
Cards against humanity…
Football – the proper kind
League of legends
ocarina of time
Pass The Pigs
Red rover on ice
Sonic The Hedgehog, Hah!
The monster game
Castles of Burgundy
Dungeons and Dragons
Grand theft auto
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!
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!
No but I am open to suggestions.
No, I regret to say.
No. Boron huh!
No, but my wife has…
What is love?
With chocolate and expensive shoes.
Yeah….her name is brands liara. She’s
for my dr.
w/ animals (allergies)
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
Julia from Rockquiz
No but the guy with the mistress can sit on a cactus
not brave enough to tell you
The best one’s always are
food in general
Yes, my husband
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?
At the market
Talk to people down the street
Work and being out in community
At the pub
By just being friendly 🙂
By staring awkwardly not knowing what to say, usually.
waiting in line
out & about
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
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
By going to work everyday
Smile at people
I ask Andy to introduce me
With my dog
Someone lost their pet pig
Anywhere I can
By not being afraid to go to restaurants or new places on my own
Ew, people smell
Usually by colliding with them whilst on my phone…
Through other people
Face to face communication
hide in supermarket toiletd
By beating them up. Always works
In da club
My 6 year old leads me to new people
Stare at them
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
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
Q. How do you feel now?
really good 15%
pretty good 8%
not bad 0%
can’t complain 1%
been better 0%
Thank you for coming to see DeepBlue’s India Stories, we hope you enjoyed the show!