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"To be relevant and vital one has to adjust, adapt and explore. One has to play a proactive role in dance and in the broader world of culture.

Dance-art is not a mirror to hold up to reality, it is sometimes, as Brecht has said, a hammer with which to shape it. As the great Indian seer Shri Aurobindo once said, it is only the artiste in the new era who has the power to see truth with 'violent clarity." Anita Ratnam

  • Member, Advisory Committee, Archival and Documentation, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Government of India, 1999
  • Voting Member, Dance Critics Association, USA, 1998
  • Consultant, to Software Frontiers Ltd. a multimedia company, based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, producing CD-Rom's and VCDs on ancient Indian Literature and culture
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis USA
  • Supervising producer, of TV Asia, Creating Programing content, Supervising script, Directing news broadcasts and Ideating women, children and culture programs for an immigrant audience
  • Member of the Committee for Endowments to Cultural Institutions, Govt. of India, 1996-1998
  • Senior Fellowship from Department of Culture, Govt. of India, for research into the Tamil Vaishnavite Temple dance tradition of Arayer Sevai, 1996
  • Host of TV Series, Emerging Powers - India, a look at liberalisation of the Indian economy; Produced by Dow Jones TV Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), USA, 1996
  • Field Producer for India segment of international documentary Fireworks; for Arts and Entertainment Network, USA (Nominated for EMMY and ACE awards) 1995
  • Producer-Director of Bharatanatyam, Sacred Dance of South India, Public Broadcasting Service, Maryland, USA, 1990
  • Creator, Host and Producer of Indigo - the Colours of India, a weekly series on art and culture viewed in the USA on the Travel Channel; Tempo TV, CUNY-TV and TV Asia (the only satellite pay-channel for the Indian community in the US), between 1987-1997