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This is the Picture - Synopsis
Contemporary Dances (Short Solo)
10 mins, 1999

In collaboration with Jaan Freeman, New York-based dancer.

A highly personalised solo, "This is the Picture" evolved during rehearsal time with Jaan Freeman, a New York-based dancer, who was in Chennai during August 1999.

Selecting six gestures distinctive to Anita, was the first step to innovation. The idea then took shape from the visual framework of a picture in a frame. The dancer, in total silence, first creates the four corner frieze and then goes into the painting of the picture.

With clapping music from the well-known New York composer of the 60's and 70's - Steve Reich - "This is the Picture" has been uniquely crafted with a lot of humour and energy going into its make-up.

The work was premiered to a positive response at Chennai in March 2000 during "eX-Tradition", a showcase of Arangham's work at Alliance Francaise.