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Unravelled - Synopsis
Contemporary Dances (Short Solo)
10 mins, 1999

The raging questions in Anita's articles entitled "The Dancer's Dichotomy" and "The Body of the Dancer in Contemporary Performance" the elaborate decorativeness of Bharatanatyam with its stress on beauty, symmetry and harmony, led Anita to the bold statement of "Unravelled".

Undoing the traditional image of sound and movement, "Unravelled" works with no definite score, improvising each presentation with self-created music of a miscellany of sounds, including the distinctive yoddelling of a Scottish singer who Anita met at Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India.

The premiere of the work at Chennai in March 2000 during "eX-Tradition", a showcase of Arangham's work at Alliance Francaise, was done with an extremely humorous, live score of "sounds" by Chennai artiste Kalarani. The effect was dramatic and brought the house down!