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eX-Tradition (A Showcase) - Critics Speak
60 mins, 2000

A delightful evening of dance... Eclectic movement, visually beautiful setting and the aural elements all came together in perfect harmony.

V R Devika, The Hindu, Friday, April 7, 2000



on "Ta-ki-ta-tease"

While Narendra brought out a lively hip hop kind of josh to his dance, Aarti Bodani retained a seriousness and gentleness in hers.

V R Devika, The Hindu, Friday, April 7, 2000



Another piece that sent the crowds into the clouds was Ta-ki-ta-tease

Kutcheri Buzz, April 2000



Ta-ki-ta-tease was particularly lilting based on a three beat rhythm (hence ta-ki-ta) Both Narendra and Aarti had a good understanding.

Priya Murle, chennaionline.com, April 2000



on "Unravelled"

What was notable was that the "singer" for a dance was as exciting to watch as the dancer herself!

Priya Murle, chennaionline.com, April 2000



"Unravelled" with live music was another audience favourite.

Kutcheri Buzz, April 2000



Unravelled, A contemporary movement... with articulation of sounds brought the house down.

V R Devika, The Hindu, Friday, April 7, 2000



on "This is the Picture"



This is the picture was based on silence and Anita presented it elegantly and gracefully.

V R Devika, The Hindu, Friday, April 7, 2000



An exploratory piece that dealt with Anita's own mannerisms... translated into stylized movements.

Priya Murle, chennaionline.com, April 2000



Audience Response

Hats off to Anita for the explosive new ideas! Creating a dance ("This is the Picture") from personal gestures takes imagination and guts! I never realized how much dance and rhythm lies beneath the surface of all Indians! The male-bonding in "Pallavi" was lovely and so was the friendship quality in "Ta-ki-ta-tease". What a refreshing change to leave a performance feeling light-hearted!

MVN Murthy Kuchipudi Dancer & Guru, Chennai