In a rainbow eruption of powder and dance, The Color of Time brings a stunning reinvention of the traditional Holi festival celebrated in India. Each year, people throw gulal powder in the air showing great joy and mirth, celebrating unity, acceptance of diversity through these colourful embraces, as these Free Hugs offered to strangers in publics places. While its origins draw from Indian culture, this reinterpretation is resolutely contemporary, very far from « Bollywood ».
With The Color of Time, Artonik creates a collective contemporary stroll mixing and gathering together of all, with a desire of tenderness, sharing and friendship, to fight against sectarian ideas or fear of the others.
In a massive dance-theater parade, dancers and musicians move in a choreographed parade towards a huge finale. Joining in, the audience are invited into a riotous explosion of colour and joy, painting the sky with an explosion of Gulal* powder.
"The crowd kept on growing. The languorous dance gave way to the finale where public, dancers and volunteers are literally covered with powder. Guaranteed results with much laughter in a large rainbow. "
"An explosion of colors hits the capital of culture. In an excited atmosphere, 4000 Marseilles-people followed The Color of Time wandering, collective choreography and trance-techno music. An ideal final conclusion with this beautiful rainbow sky festival of colors"
"The throbbing rythms guided their struggles, evocations of the rituals that go round the trance. Then thousands of hands of all colors rise simultaneously and rythmically swaying while orange clouds fwere flying above the multicolored crowd. Clothes strewn with sharp impacts, faces like fireworks form a chromatic java that dapple the street its communicative impulses "
"A societal reaction against the stigmatization of differences with a festival of colors and sounds from India. Discover it in Cognac! "
The New Republic