Published by sathirdance ©2017
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Parswanath S. Upadhye
is one of India's leading dancers, performing nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Parswanath is the principal dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Punyah Dance Company based in Bengaluru, India
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I find myself at my best and happiest in the middle of rehearsals which makes me forget time and space.
What is your greatest fear?
Being influenced by someone’s negative ideas and losing my originality and belief.
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your favorite journey?
Physical journey: From my home-town Belgaum to Goa.
Intellectual journey: The dancing process that starts from scratch, which leads to the creation of something totally magical.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
When and where were you happiest?
I remember feeling absolutely happy dancing in the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Nataraja at the Perurpatteeswarar Temple
Which talent would you most like to have?
To fly :)
What is your current state of mind?
Yearning to learn more.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, who or what would you choose?
To be born as a musician who can dance too!
"I find myself at my best and happiest in middle of rehearsals which makes me forget time and space"
What is the quality you most admire in a man?
The quality of not to over-think!
What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
The quality to handle any adverse situation.
What do you most value in your friends?
Them being non-judgemental about me.
Who are your favorite writers?
Kannada writers, Shivaram Karanth and DaRa Bendre.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Every single person around me in my life is a Hero - Everyone is fighting their own battles bravely with a gentle smile on their face.
How would you like to die?
The Jain Seeker’s death, through starvation (Sallekhana), is something that I admire and I find it interesting too, because more than how he dies, he gets to decide when he dies.
What is your motto?
Teach and learn dance for as long as possible.