Globally acclaimed contemporary dancer and choreographer, Padma Shri Astad Deboo employs his training in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak and Kathakali to create a dance form that is unique to him. An awardee of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Deboo’s new creation, Eternal Embrace, is an original dance inspired by the poem ‘Maati’ written by Sufi poet Hazrat Bulleh Shah. Embodying the poem’s central theme, Yukio Tsuji, Japanese composer and performer has composed the original score and will perform with Deboo. Tsuji’s musical accompaniment on zither, shakuhachi flute and percussion was composed specifically for the performance. Their piece will explore the tension between annihilation and infinity, the ephemeral and the material worlds.