Body language4 min read . Updated: 14 Dec 2012, 04:54 PM IST
The body of the artist, actor, writer and performer is increasingly becoming crucial to the work itself
Yuki Ellias is petite, fluid and almost unhindered by the constrictions of her body as she pulls the imaginary oar through the opposing force of the flowing water towards her, and then switches sides. Much is conveyed through those gestures: the weight of the oar, the smallness of the boat, the almost physical space of the diagonal in which the oar operates, the force of the current, the agility of the boatman and the urgency of the journey. Yet, the only two gestures involved are a push and a pull—Ellias is seated on a small wooden chair in a congested office cabin at noisy Kemps Corner in Mumbai.
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