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  • About theyyamdancer
    Location
    Crete
    About Me
    English female married to a Greek guy; lived in Paris for 25 years. Have visited India six times.
    Interests
    Yoga, Modern Dance and choreography, swimming, reading, cooking, cinema, learning Bengali, travelling, Qi Gong.
    Favorite Quote
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more things change, the more they stay the same).
    Guilty Pleasure
    Talking to our cats.
    Favorite Movies
    Too many to list. But has to include Satyajit Ray's "Charulata" and his "Days and Nights in the Forest"; as well as the films of Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak. Apart from Tollywood films, I am a fan of Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Sally Potter, Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch and Pan Nalin, amongst other directors.
    Favorite Music
    Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Merengue, the Stones, Handel, Purcell, Bach, Tinariwen, Mali music, Chopin, Ross Daly, Pearl Jam, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Leonard Cohen.
    Favorite Books
    Vikram Seth, Rohinton Mistry, Amitav Ghosh, Amit Chaudhuri, Jhumpa Lahiri, E.M. Forster, Thomas Hardy, Paul Theroux, John Le Carre, Michael Dibdin, Lionel Shriver, Pankaj Mishra, to name but a few of the authors I admire.
    Favorite Television Programs
    Old British comedies (Fawlty Towers, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Not the 9 o'Clock News, Blackadder); Greek satire (Ellinofrenia); Prime Suspect; anything about travel with Michael Palin or Michael Wood; Richard Attenborough documentaries; M.A.S.H.
    Gender
    Female
  • Signature
    “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
    [Michael Palin]

    To the Naga Hills ~ An Odishan Odyssey ~ Delhi ~ Kolkata ~

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  • Join Date: Dec 30th, 2005

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