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eX-Tradition (A Showcase) - Programme Note
60 mins, 2000

A showcase of performances by Anita Ratnam & Arangham Dance Ensemble Thursday, March 30, 2000, Alliance Francaise, Chennai

Pallavi (1997)
Based on the idea of sprouting, created during the visit of native American poet Joy Harjo to Chennai. A self-created score of music.

This is the Picture (1999)
Contemporary Dance - A collaboration with Jaan Freeman, New York Based on silence, uses a score by noted New York composer of the 60's and 70's, Steve Reich.

Ta-ki-ta-tease (1999)
Contemporary Dance-A collaborative work with Mark Taylor, Artistic Director, Dance Alloy, Pittsburgh, USA.
A duet depicting urban friendship between a boy and a girl.The music is from the distinctive work of the Afro-European women's group "Zap-Mamma".

Movements/Monuments (1997)
In collaboration with Hari Krishna (dancer) & Devesh Soneji(scholar), Canada Examines the relationship between movement and architecture. The music is by G Raghuram.

Unravelled (1998)
Contemporary dance inspired by the performance of American actress Jodie Foster in the film "Nell". Self-created live score by Chennai-based artiste, Kalairani.

The Churning (1999)
(An excerpt from Daughters of an Ocean, a contemporary dance theatre production) In collaboration with Krishna Devanandan. Combines the Indian tradition of "katha" with a variety of movement styles. Music includes live percussion as well as recorded mood music in classical Hindustani.