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
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.
Contemporary Dance-A collaborative work with Mark Taylor, Artistic Director, Dance Alloy,
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".
In collaboration with Hari Krishna (dancer) & Devesh Soneji(scholar), Canada
Examines the relationship between movement and architecture. The music is by G Raghuram.
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