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Monday, November 8, 2010

Colourful Indian Festival Parramasala 2010

Hi, Friends, I sketched Parramasala 2010, the annual Australian Festival of South Asian Arts. Despite the rainy days, a good crowd poured on streets.
 Probably the most fun was to enjoy dancing and traditional music on a stage from flamenco to Indian music. We, audience really enjoyed sophisticated  movements and interesting music.

I could not take a place at the front raw and watched the dancing from the back. You get why my quickies show dancers' backs many.

I looked at dancers, not much at papers and tried to move a hand. Impressions are the most important for me, not meticulous.

People around me often looked at my quick sketches from a great curiosity.

Honest, sketching dancing is not easy, even though a very much fun. I've never tried any flamenco dancer or dancers in general for these months. Forget a reluctance! I just did it. Don't be a wimp!

Friends, all what we need is a "guts and challenging spirit."

Beautiful movements tell stories, often romances.

Lovely! I wish I could move my two legs quickly. Well, practice, Sadami!










The stage was set in a pagoda. We watched and listened to Indian traditional music. I had no idea of languages. But Indian background people could respond to players even though the musicians picked up very old songs--made nearly 20 years ago. It amazed me that these Immigrated
Indian people still loved the songs and remembered them well. Wow, it touched me so much.




Instruments are, too, very old. Can you guess? One violin-like instrument is "800" years old!! Oh, how many
musicians passed it to others?
Silently the violin has looked at people's joy, sorrow, agony etc through music. Haaa....(<--sigh) my life is a star dust. Another fun was challenging Indian food. Yum!! Yum!! A bit spicy--very sensational and hot for me. Smells are so fascinating and impressive. I've become a big fan for Indian dishes. I'll try more from a next time.



Market was held everyday at Town Hall. There, the big symbol, which looked like a
soldier, was so popular. Anyone wanted to take photos of it.
You can get how big it was from the sketch.

Music, dancing, market, plays at a theater, a cricket game and a finale was fire works. Honest impression is...nothing different between us, human beings. Behind these cultural differences, I found same emotions.
My findings made me smile at anyone in the festival.
Friends, happy painting and thank for reading!





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70 comments:

  1. Hola Sadami, ¡que bonitas figuras de la bailarina! Siempre me sorprendo de la facilidad en que dibujas. Saludos y hsta siempre. Victoria.

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  2. great sketches! I love them, thank you for sharing.
    Jingfen

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  3. Estupendo artículo y estupendos dibujos. Enhorabuena por haber podido disfrutar de tan bonito acontecimiento. Saludos

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  4. Beautiful paintings, Sadami. You are absolutley right.....no difference. :)

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  5. The atmosphere seems to be great. I would have liked seeing the dancers also. It is the show which would have pleased me. It is difficult to get the movement. You made it with these magnificent red dresses. Bravo Sadami!
    Kind regards.

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  6. Hi, Sadami. Here it's still Sunday! Very nice sketches. They remind me of the dresses of my country's flamenco dancers. Surely, it was a nice festival. India is a very impressive country. Regards.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your experiences of the Indian week end. Have a good week.

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  8. I love these drawings. The dancers move. I can feel the excitement and hear the music. Your outing was very successful.

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  9. Hi Sadami
    Very nice event and I love your illustrations. You captured the performers movements superbly. I love Indian food too - yummy.
    Thank you for sharing, ありがとうがざいます
    エベリン
    ps。Hope your computer is ok now...

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  10. Ouah!!!!! Sadami, esos dos dibujos de bailarinas con vestido rojo: SENSACIONALES!!!!
    Son de flamenco, no?
    Felicidades!
    Abrazos.

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  11. These drawings have so much energy and I would love to see more. Just wonderful!

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  12. Dear Victoria,
    Thank you! Your work is, too, beautiful. Sketching dancing is a a great fun!
    Cheers, Sadami
    >>>>>>Victoria said...
    Sadami Hello, you beautiful pictures of the dancer! I am always amazed at the ease with which you draw. Greetings and hsta forever. Victoria.

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  13. Dear Jinfe,
    Thank you. The sketching in rain was a bit tough. Often my sketches make more wet in wet ?!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  14. Dear Juan,
    Thank you for a kind say. Next time, you have to come to Sydney and sketch it together.
    Cheers, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias por una especie decir. La próxima vez, tienes que venir a Sydney y dibujar juntos.
    Saludos, Sadami
    >>>>>>>Juan said...
    Great article and great pictures. Congratulations on being able to enjoy this beautiful event. Greetings

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  15. Dear Carol,
    Thank you. Yes, I'm certainly convinced of the human universality.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  16. Dear Olivia,
    Thanks! Many visitors seem to like the red dress. To respond you and other visitors' request, I uploaded more. Have fun. Not easy to catch them, but my tips; follow instinct and impressions that lead hands to dance on papers.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  17. Dear Albert,
    Thank you. Indeed, the red dress danced flamenco arranged music with Indian spices. So nice. Must see it and sketch it next.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Dear Ray,
    Thank you for encouragement. Outing for sketching is a great fun.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Dear Dora,
    Thank you very much! Let us keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  20. Dear Linda,
    Thank you for encouragement. Very happy to know you could hear sounds and an atmospher that I most wanted to express.
    I uploaded the dancers more. Have fun. From now on, I will sketch dancing and other moving people more.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  21. Dear Evelyn,
    Thank you! Yes, food is so nice and many vegetarian dishes. Must try them all for my appetite and health:).
    Cheers, Sadami

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  22. Your paintings are so fresh and full of life! I love your work!

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  23. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you. Yes, she danced flamenco along an arranged music with Indian spices. So nice. You must come and sketch it next. This try makes me more comfortable with movement. I'll enjoy moving people more.
    Cheers and hugs, Sadami
    Estimado Joshemari,
    Gracias. Sí, ella bailaba flamenco a lo largo de una música arreglada con especias de la India. Tan agradable. Tienes que venir y esquema de al lado. Este pruebas me hace más cómodo con el movimiento. Voy a disfrutar de mover a la gente más.
    Saludos y abrazos, Sadami
    >>>Joshemari said...
    Ouah !!!!! Sadami, these two drawings of dancers dressed in red: SENSATIONAL!!
    Son of flamenco, no?
    Congratulations!
    Hugs.

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  24. Dear Margaret,
    Thank you so much for encouragement. I'll keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  25. Dear Pablo,
    Wow, thank you for visiting my blog and a kind comment! Me, too, love your wonderful work and admire them all. Keep up and make us happy.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  26. I know first hand how difficult it is to sketch dancers! I have tried a few times and gave up but you have made such beautiful spontaneous sketches, I am inspired to try again. Yours are just beautiful!!!

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  27. Dear Teri,
    Thank you! You know how difficult it is in a crowd. Just do it. That's all. Of course, at first, I was reluctant. Time does not await me. I kicked my own a***. Let us encourage each other.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  28. Wonderful, wonderful, watercolor sketches. This is gesture drawing at it's best, Sadami!

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  29. Dear Gretchen,
    Thank you so much. Based on these sketches, I want to make watercolors.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  30. Dear Tiffanny,
    Thank you very much! I love your cute works, too.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  31. Thank you Sadami! What a beautiful surprise - we are very honoured that such a magnificent artist as yourself has sketched our dancing. Ruchi Sanghi Indian Dancers and Susana from El Duende Flamenco.
    We collaborate with the two dance forms because of their shared history, in so far as the Kathak dancers from Rajasthan migrated from India to Spain centuries ago - the gypsies who created Flamenco. You have captured the essence, the "duende", of the dance. We love the musicians sketches also.
    Your work inspires us and makes us want to work harder to perfect our art, and to have the courage to take risks, as you do with your your art. We admire your spirit of fun and sharing.
    All good wishes to you,
    Susana and Ruchi

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  32. wonderful... thank you...

    Sharad

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  33. Dear Sadami,
    It is a great pleasure to visit your blog to enjoy your lovely sketches and read your interesting posts. Your dancers are full of life and movement. You have captured the gestures beautifully. I know how difficult it is to draw movement in a crowd and you have managed to do it with great skill and beauty.
    Have a nice week!

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  34. Dear Susana and Ruchi,
    Thank you sooooo much!! What a surprise, great honor and joy for me to have your visits on my blog. You find many blog visitors really love your dances, full of movements and life. Oh, please keep up your wonderful art work in which we, humans can unite together. If you need any sketches, please let me know. I'm happy to sketch you!!
    Best wishes and kind regards,
    Sadami

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  35. Dear Anna,
    Thank you~~~!! I'm so happy to have your visit. I'll keep up and challenge more.
    I really look forward to your next work.
    Cheers, wink,wink,
    Sadami

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  36. Great movement in these sketches, looks like it was fun to do.

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  37. Great job!!... and and great finish (the last sketch, :))

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  38. Hola sadami, esta fiesta no te la podías perder, que buen tema para desarrollar tu técnica, movimiento,explosión de color, expresiones de los bailarines, música, todo esto lo reflejas a la perfección en tus trabajos, maravilloso.
    Saludos.

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  39. Sadami!
    first, I want to thank you for so generously
    to share with all the attention and affection,
    this wonderful experience!
    Congratulations!
    you did these 'notes' so accurate at the festival site! wowww!
    You're right in everything, lines, colors,
    ink... are a true spectacle!
    And what a great layout of the post,
    very effective!
    A big hug, full of gratitude!

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  40. Dear Sharad,
    Thank you for visitng my blog. I'll keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  41. Dear Susan,
    Thank you! Yes, come and join sketching a next year. It should be wonderful and great fun.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  42. Dear Carlos,
    Thanks millions! I love your sense of humor, too:).
    Cheers, wink, wink,
    Sadami

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  43. Dear Francis,
    Thank you very mich for a kind encouragement. One day, let's enjoy skethcing together lanscapes and people!
    Cheers, Sadami
    Estimado Francisco,
    Muchas gracias mich de un estímulo tipo. Un día, vamos a disfrutar juntos skethcing paisajes y la gente!
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>>Francis said....
    Sadami Hi, this party could lose the will not that good theme to develop your technique, movement, an explosion of color, expressions of the dancers, music, all this is reflected perfectly in your work, wonderful.
    Greetings.

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  44. Dear Denise,
    Thank you very much!! Wow, what a honor for having your visit and so nice encouragemnet. I'll keep up and really look forward to your next workl.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  45. Dear Sadami
    We would love you to do more sketches of our dancers whenever you have time. Would you sell any of your sketches? Perhaps you would not wish to part with them. My students are all very impressed by the beauty of your sketches. My friend said "It is like being immortalised by Degas"!!
    Susana,
    El Duende Flamenco

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  46. Absolutely phantastic! Capturing the moments , the movements - great!

    Kind regards
    Vertippsel

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  47. Dear Susan,
    Thank you very much. I'm very happy to sketch your dances and dancers. Yes, I sell my sketches and I'll contact you later(*my computer is out of order that forces me to use it at a library). I'm far less than Degas and 'd like to know about "duende." Interesting, once, I watched Koran traditional dancing and a bit studied about it. Like Spanish and flamenco, they have specific concepts/words to describe emotions and movements in the dance. I'm convinced we, humans are same and have difference channels to express emotions:).
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  48. Dear Ingrid,
    Thank you! I love sketching. You make very interesting art works. Please keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  49. Wow Sadami, you are absolutely right sketching dancing is not easy, it takes so much professionalism. And you did such a terrific job on those sketches. Love them all!

    Thank you,
    Irina

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  50. hi Sadami thanks a lot for the beautiful sketches of the our kathak dancers and flamenco dancer.as Susana put it you have immortalised our dancers through your beautiful sketches.

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  51. Dear Irina,
    Thank you. You, too, have wonderful professionalism that always amazes me. I really love your work and style. Keep up!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  52. Dear Someone,
    Thank you for a kind encouragement. I'll keep up my work. Yesterday, I enjoyed the exhibition, "David to Cézanne" at NSW art gallery that taught me lots. Degas's drwaings, too. I sketched/copied many of the work displayed. After fixing the computer, I'll upload them and what I've felt/learned from the masters.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  53. Wow, great work! thank you for all your kind words and inspiration! I have tried this so many times without great success. You are wonderful!
    Kudos, and thank you;
    Caroline

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  54. Great
    Work
    Tank you for sharing

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  55. Hi Sadami, These dancers are wonderful! They practically twirl right off the page! Catching this energy and color is so hard. My own efforts to sketch classical Indian dancers was certainly not as successful. But you have inspired me to keep trying. Thank you for sharing. Ambal

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  56. Dear Caroline,
    Thank you! Just do it. You'll find a way. Have fun!
    Cheers, wink, wink,
    Sadami

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  57. Dear Skizo,
    Thank you for your always kind visit and caring comment that encourages me.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  58. Dear Someone or Ambal,
    Thank you for a kind say that encourages me so much. Just sketch them as you like and as many as possible. Where there's a will, there's a way. I'm sure you will catch dancers sooner or later.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  59. your sketches and you are so full of life :)... fantastic

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  60. Dear Jane,
    Thank you! Your work is, too, full of life.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  61. Hi Sadami, I just read this morning that the puter is still being taken care of, it'sa pity, I'm missing your posts, as energic as these dancers you captured in the festival! gotta admit that my favourite is the last one though, so unusual and superexpresive and fun :D
    Hope you get the computer back soon, meanwhile I'm sure you're painting and sketching a lot, can't wait to see them when you have the chance to upload images again, have lots of fun!

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  62. Hi, i love these sketches ...to capture something as fleeting as dance is commendable. There is a sweet abandon in these quickies, which convey the mood of the dance festival so well ...

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  63. Dear Teresa,
    Thank you so much!! (*I love your sense of humor, yeah, the last one is a good work;))
    I'm typing this reply from the computer shop. It seems I need to get a new computer. I'll visit one more shop and consult it. Yea, I'm making lots of sketches. Thank you for patinece.
    Cheers and smile,
    Sadami

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  64. Dear Seema,
    Thank you for visiting and a kind comment that encourages me to move forward and explore subjects. You, too, keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  65. These are beautiful!! Love the expressiveness in the paintings!

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  66. Dear Alina,
    Thank you very much! I love your blog, too. So beautiful and technically very interesting. I look forward to your next.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  67. Dear Mitsobo,
    Thank you so much!! You, too, enjoy art work!!
    Cheers, Sadami
    Αγαπητοί Mitsobo,
    Σας ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ! Μπορείτε, επίσης, να απολαύσουν το έργο τέχνης!
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>Mitsobo said...
    beautiful work!!

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