.09-12-14 edition.Nearly all the photos has been taken during performances of this play by the
Eden Duo in France and India, by the "3ème millénaire" workshop in Polynesia, or by Nim &
Dom in Africa . Names of the performers are mentionned in the Key 17 in french , available in
<www.slideshare/TronOriataDominique>. You can watch these performers in the Keys
2,4,5,7,8,29,36,37,41 available in <tronoriatadominique.over-blog.com>. For other sections
in english please consult the Key 53 available on these blogs. All the drawings and paintings
and other photographies has been made by Dominique Oriata TRON.
Key 50 of "How to become a Paradise
first tamil version of
Drawings and poem in french by Dominique Oriata TRON . Dance photos with Nimozette
Filola NZOKE in Cameroon, the Eden Duo in Europa and India, and the "Third Millenium"
workshop in Tahiti. Thank you to Laxmi Ketrayan for the following tamil translation. Please
take contact with us at <email@example.com> for any cooperation (translations, advices,
visas in India, Europe or others countries...)
And watch and download, free of charge, our dance vidéos with english subtitles on the blog
<tronoriatadominique.over-blog.com>. Some of the photos come from these videos.
Hamsadea listens to the men and understand that they are robbers. They pretend that they
have the protection of the Paradise Bird, because the bird has summoned the villagers at the
mountain top. So they feel allowed to pillage the village.
Hamsadea finds a discret way to reach the forest, then he runs towards the top, he wants to
alert the villagers.
After some time, Hamsadea sees the villagers assembled at the mountain top. Each of them
has in his hands a magic mirror emitting a ray of light. The chiefs and the priests ask the
people to assemble these rays in a beam, and to try, with this fire, to destroy the paradise bird
dancing in the sky ...
The villagers ("Troisieme millénaire" workshop in Tahiti)
Acrylic, by the Eden Duo
The bird says : "You want to drive me out of your sight, so I shall disappear and leave for
another planet. But if one of you wants to become a paradise Bird, he has to jump very high in
the sky, in the fire you have lighted for my destruction ! "
Immediatly, Hamsadea runs and then jumps up to the sky. His desire is so strong and clear
that he plunges into the fire lightened by the beam of rays. At this time a thunder is exploding
among the people and they run away, afraid.
There stops the tamil translation. You can read the story of Paradise Birds on other planets
on the blog <tronoriatadominique.over-blog.com>, in french, tahitian, spanish and english
("How to become a Paradise Bird"), and see videos with subtitles on this tale , with theater
and dance performed by the EDEN DUO in Marseilles, by the TROISIEME MILLENAIRE
workshop in Tahiti, and by NIM & DOM in Cameroon . You can also cooperate by a
translation work in the language of your choice, and put this tale on the stage yourself. The
documentation we have published on internet can be used honestly free of charge, and if you
feel concerned ,you may contact us on a friendly basis . Our mail adress is <
Dominique TRON short biography
(written in 2009, December)
Birth from a pianist mother, and 8 years in Morocco .Birth in 1950, 8 days after Aurobindo
Ghose left his body.
14 years studies in France (school, university and dance studies with mainly Roger Ribes ,
trained in Jerome Andrews ballet style) . I published there 7 books, poetry and theater (some
given to study in Universities and at the french "baccalaureat" written examination). I got in
Paris a MA on the subject "Painting and Litterature", and a PhD in Theatral Studies . As a
student then as an artist, I got grant from French, Indonesian and Indian Ministries, and from
the New York University.
3 years studies in Bali (mainly with Pak Lemping and Pak Geruh) . I was performing in
temples as a dancer and musician.
7 years in India for studies ( from Anuben Purani , Sri Kothandaraman, and Mahalingam who
gave his caution for visa) . I was giving dance classes in the French College of Pondichery, at
Serenity School (Sri Aurobindo Society), Fraternity School (Auroville) and Aurobeach (now
2 years again in France for a dance tour (Eden Duo). In the same time, I am employed as
animator by the Marseille "Théâtre Equestre" , and I was playing and directing the live music
of its performances.
22 years in French Polynesia. There I gave dance classes in town, and was in charge of the
theater workshops in the La Mennais high school, and I have present my paintings in some
galleries. I have often put on stage the tale of the Paradise Birds, but also plays of
Moliere,Marivaux, Ionesco, Tardieu. Then I have retired with a teacher monthly pension.
2 weeks in America, 2 years in Formentera island (Spain), 6 monthes again in India. I have
bought two grounds and built two houses, one in Formentera, and one in Tamil Nadu.
From the beginning of 2009, I am in Cameroon, invited by Nimozette Filola NZOKE . As she is
a cameroonese , I have to wait 5 years of marriage before to be allowed to share with her my
french citizenship . So for the moment Cameroon is the only country where we know that it is
possible to stay together. Please inform us about the possibilities in other countries, and help
us if possible to get resident permit in India and in Europe, or to get an United Nation
function as free lance artists and world citizen .
Dominique TRON dancing the baris, in the Bali Batuan temple, 1974
Dominique TRON playing gambuh music in 1982 , in the Bali Pedungan temple.
Animation of Ras-Lîla by Dominique TRON, in Tandhirayankuppam, near Pondichéry, in
Serenity School, 1978
A rehearseal in the La Mennais High School, in Tahiti, with the bird of Paradise (Namata),
and Dom playing music (pan-flute made by himself with Moorea reed)
Photo taken between 1984 and 2001
My house in 2009 in Tandhirayankuppam, Tamil Nadu
In the dance room of my Formentera house, Baleares , 2008, december