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April 26, 2014, 7pm

Anita Ratnam presents her new work CIRCLES OF LOVE dance, poetry and... (part of Mudra Dance Festival 2014)

Winding through the endless spiral of myth and memory, Anita Ratnam quilts a tapestry of images and ideas.

Circles of Love uses ancient and contemporary poetry, spoken word interludes and familiar references from cultural memory to trace the outlines of what it means to be a mother who is eternally fragile and a continuous work-in-progress.

A woman as mother, giver of life, psychic gardener, caretaker of lives and terrifying protector. These are some of the character arcs quilted by Anita Ratnam in CIRCLES OF LOVE, a performance that weaves story, diary, movement and life into a living tapestry. As daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, the various shades of maternal joy and grief will be shared in an interdisciplinary performance informed by myth, memory and humour. The evening concludes with a discussion with Anita Ratnam, her daughter Arya and noted author Malavika Sangghvi.

Credits:
Guest artiste: Malavika Sangghvi, well known writer, columnist and poet
Concept, Choreography, Performance: Anita Ratnam
Costumes: Anita Ratnam
Music: Anil Srinivasan, Viji Krishnan, Vedanth Bharadwaj
Lighting: Victor Paulraj
Venue: The Experimental Theatre, The National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
Ph. 6622 3822
For Tickets: http://ncpamumbai.com/events-festivals.aspx?e=469&s=874



Concluded Events - 2014


February 22, 2014, 6.45pm

Sandhya Raman presented Anita Ratnam in NEELAM...Drowning in Bliss, inspired by the serene stillness of  South Indian Vaishnav ritual tradition
At: Chinmaya Hamco Auditorium, Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodi Road, New Delhi
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Review -  Reviving belief in mythology
Deccan Herald, Feb 26, 2014
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/388401/reviving-belief-mythology.html



February 16, 2014 Chennai
Anita Ratnam presented a special interactive session for Natyarangam (dance wing of the Narada Gana Sabha) on ‘DANCING ACROSS BORders - Guidelines for presenting Bharatanatyam on National & International forums.’
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, 6.30pm.



February 10, 2014, Baroda

At NRITYA PARVA 2014, hosted by the Department of Dance, Faculty of Performing Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Anita Ratnam  participates in a seminar “Changing Dynamics of Indian Classical Dance post-Indian Independence” & presents About HER... in chapters - excerpts from AVANI, SEVEN GRACES and MA3KA.



January 26, 2014
Dr. Anita Ratnam presented excerpts from her acclaimed solo MA3KA...the triad supreme

First showing of PADME... meditations on the Lotus...
Group Choreography by KALPANA RAGHURAMAN
After ten years of working on solo productions, Ratnam returned to ensemble work and quilts her maturing vision of parallel mythologies with Indian dance and modern movement dynamics. UTPALA was first premiered in 2003 and was based on the narratives of Egypt, India and China. Invited guest choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman from Netherlands has set two sections on the group from her acclaimed work PADME, also based on the similar idea of the lotus. The 8 Bangalore based dancers were all selected from an audition process held in September 2013 and this was the very first public viewing of some sections at the Dance DISCourse presented by Ashish Mohan Khokar and ATTENDANCE. Anita Ratnam performed two solos in this production. The presentation was in the nature of a Sharing with a talk back after the performance.
At: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 6pm
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January 11 - 13, 2014
Anita Ratnam participated in The Hindu Lit for Life festival
She acted in a play on Jan 11th, conducted a workshop on movement on Jan 12, introduced and interviewed Feminist author NAOMI WOLF Jan 13.
Info: http://thne.ws/ARatnam-LFL2014



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