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Events 2015

July 1 -3, 2015
Retreat and showings of PADME
At ADISHAKTI and Aurodhan Gardens, Auroville

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July 4, 2015, 6pm


'Float & Padme' is being performed as part of the Yagnaraman July Festival 2015.
Initiated 2 years ago as an evening of contemporary music and dance, this final edition of the PADME PROJECT will feature an exciting combination of Anil Srinivasan on the piano accompanied by Injikudi Subramaniam on the ritual Nagaswaram.  The seven dancers involved in PADME are an exciting new group from Bangalore who bring their youth and energy to this international production.
Venue:  Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 'Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar, 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017
RSVP: padme.arangham@gmail.com
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July 9, 2015
Collage presents Anita Ratnam in A MILLION SITAS  (excerpts)
The evening will showcase a curation of movement expression & fashion, interpreted through Tarun Tahiliani. A sneak preview of Varun Bahl's fresh-off-the-ramp styles.

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At: 153, Greans Road, Chennai - 6, 5pm onwards
Ph: 28291443
www.facebook.com/CollageStyle



Concluded events 2015



June 30, 2015, 6.30 pm
PADME - a curated evening of contemporary art and dance inspired by the lotus - opening reception of the art exhibition open from June 30 till July 31 (10.30am to 6.30pm).
At: Forum Art Gallery, 57 Padmanabha Nagar, 5th St, Adyar, Chennai 600020
Info: 42115596 / forumartgallerychennai@gmail.com
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June 27 & 28, 2015 Chennai
Organized by ABHAI Chennai, Dr. Anita Ratnam presented a unique Abhivriddhishala on THE ARTICULATE BODY - Trust, imagination, movement invention. For ages 16 and above
June 27: 5pm to 7pm / June 28: 10am to 12 noon
At: Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram, Ponni, 31 PS Kumaraswamy Raja Salai, Chennai 600028
Info: abhaichennai@gmail.com
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May 3, 2015, 3pm

A MILLION SITAS - Anita Ratnam illustrated the many facets of womanhood from the Hindu epic The Ramayana as part of the long-running, professional Storytelling Series, sponsored by the Educational Theater Program at the NYU Steinhardt School, Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling 



April 18, 2015 New Delhi
 
Sandhya Raman (Desmania Foundation) presented Anita Ratnam in A MILLION SITAS, an evening of dance theatre depicting the five female characters of Ramayana.
At: Atelier, F 213C, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, 4pm



April 3 - 5, 2015 Penang, Malaysia
April 10 - 12, 2015 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Anita Ratnam presented A MILLION SITAS at Masakini Theatre Company's NAGA WOMEN 2015

At Penang Performing Arts Centre
Straits Quay Marina Mall, Lot 3H-4-1, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Pulau Pinang, 10470 Tanjong Bungah, Malaysia
April 3 & 4 at 8.30pm. April 5 at 3pm
Info: 04 8991722

At Damansara Performing Arts Centre
H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
April 10 & 11 at 8.30pm. April 12 at 3pm
Info: 04-40650001

Program in both venues:
Day 1: A Million Sitas and Puteri Saadong
Day 2: Eleni of Sparta and A Million Sitas
Day 3: Puteri Saadong and Eleni of Sparta
For enquiries: 03-26190119 / masakini7890@gmail.com



March 18, 2015 Kolkata
 
Anita Ratnam presented A MILLION SITAS on the closing of the three day Women's theatre festival PRATIBIMBH curated and produced by actor Shahana Chatterjee
At: GD Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata, 7pm



Feb 7, 2015, 6 pm

Produced by Anita Ratnam and choreographed by Kalpana Raghuraman, contemporary production PADME was performed for the NERALU FESTIVAL by a team of 7 classically trained dancers.
At: NGMA auditorium, Bangalore
Info: neralufestival@gmail.com / ashwini.arpan@gmail.com



Lotus Leaves, Water Words: A Reading Performance
The Hindu Lit for Life
January 18, 2015 Chennai

THE HINDU LIT FOR LIFE in Chennai will see discussions, seminars, workshops and  performances all with one common overarching theme: books and words. The Hindu Lit for Life 2015 takes place on January 16, 17 & 18, in Chennai. The fest ends with:

Title: Lotus Leaves, Water Words: A Reading Performance
Director: Prasanna Ramaswamy

Text Sources: Muranchiyur Mudinaganar (Purananuru), Philastratus, Cheran, Kashinath Singh, Diane Ackerman, Rainer Maria Rilke, P Sainath, Clay Moldenhauer, Prasanna Ramaswamy

Community Texts: Rig Veda, Algonquin Song of the Stars. Series Nature: 2

Participants: P C Ramakrishna, Anita Ratnam, R Rohini, Nellai Manikandan, Niran Vicktor Benjamin, Sushila Ravindranath, Anandh Kumar, Revathy Kumar

Director's note

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 6.20pm - 7.10pm
Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chennai

Info: https://www.facebook.com/TheHinduLitForLife

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