I recently had the privilege to attend my friend, Radhika Trivedi's debut performance. I learned that it was more than the culmination of complex dance technique but a highly spiritual invocation of divinity and worship (Something I can relate to from my years of boxing). I was enraptured by the theatrics of her performance. On the one hand was my friend for years (I attended college, parties, and her wedding), and yet I was witnessing her connect with the Divine on stage. I felt her presence as if we were having an intimate conversation in the midst of a crowded room.
To the left of the stage, sat the supporting cast of singers and musicians. Of these performers I learned that Radhika's guru or teacher sang and watched her disciple from close proximity. She proudly welcomed her student into the ranks of a graduate after the performance when I discovered her relationship to my friend. The whole time I was there I got the feeling that there was more to what was being said than simply met the senses and the eye. There was beauty in it's simplicity and subtext. This meant paying attention to the details, using your spiritual eyes, and connecting to the Divine. I loved it!