ev·o·lu·tion  

Noun                                                                                                     /ˌevəˈlo͞oSHən/    

The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms

The gradual development of something, esp. from a simple to a more complex form.

Synonyms

development - growth - progress

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Four years ago, when Keshvar was just a twinkle in our eyes, we held a meeting and very carefully decided on a name for our ensemble. We decided on Keshvar Project.

 

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 The "Keshvar" we often explain and elaborate upon, but we were very deliberate in deciding to call it a "Project".   We called it a Project, because it is.

 

We knew exactly what melted our butter, at the time. But we wanted to leave room for inspiration to lead us in other directions, be it dance styles or musical influences.

 

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Four years later, we are finding ourselves on the brink of the next stage in our evolution. Looking through the results of our recent photo shoot we have discovered that it is not just a few new faces in the troupe that separates these pics from our old ones. There is a new look emerging.

Evolution.

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This week I’ve been listening to some new tracks the band has recorded for the dancers to work with for our latest big idea (more on that to come!).

 I’m blown away by their experiment- a fresh perspective, different instruments, new influences coloring our material. This is exciting.

Evolution.

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We’re still us. But as we get together and jam, work on costuming concepts and designs, create moves or just sit around a coffee table with the toe curling-est cupcakes and chat, that the spark of creativity is moving us forward, always.keshvar-group-travel-mark-350

 We bring with us moves, influences and music that we love dearly, leading each other by turns, first one driving the bus, then another. But we travel this road together, developed and diversified from our earlier form.

Evolution.


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article by Katherine Robb

 

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