Keeping the wheels of entertainment rolling

November 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated 05:24 am IST - HYDERABAD:

A unique musical and dance theatre performance - ‘Ability Unlimited Night’ – performed on wheel chairs and crutches by the differently-abled will be staged at Novotel, Madhapur on Saturday.

The performance will also set a Guinness World Record for holding performances that include Bharatnatyam, Sufi, Yoga and enactment of Bhawad Gita on wheel chairs by differently-abled artistes in a single night.

Innovated and choreographed by Guru Syed Sallaudiin Pasha, recipient of several national and international awards, ‘Ability Unlimited Night’ theatre performance will showcase the dignity, equality, integrity and a sense of empowerment among the differently-abled artistes.

“It thrills us everytime we perform and innovate new dance forms on wheels, especially when we are doing it with differently-abled persons. We are excited to perform in Hyderabad on wheel chairs,” says Guru Syed Sallauddin Pasha, who is also considered by many as the father of Indian therapeutic theatre for persons with disabilities.

Giving a few technical details about the dance performance, Mr. Pasha pointed out that the speed of the wheelchair is faster.

“Compared to the speed of accomplished ballet dancers, our dancers on wheel chairs move faster. The wheels can astound everyone with a moving speed of up to 150 to 200 kilometres per hour. Our artistes have mastered this art form. They do not need anybody’s mercy but all they need is an opportunity,” Mr. Pasha said.

So far, Mr. Pasha has created 100 dance theatre productions and 10,000 performances by persons with disabilities across the country.

The dance performance is supported by Rotary Clubs of Hyderabad.

For donor passes, contact: 98480-32103/98495-00904.

The Hindu is the media partner for the event.

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