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A Choreography Workshop with Anita Ratnam, Lata Pada & her members of Sampradaya Dance Creations, Toronto, Canada, was held from July 15th - 31st, 2000.

This was the first phase - "Process And Enquiry", of a commissioned work with Anita Ratnam as Principal Choreographer.

Phase Two from September 6 -15, 2002 - "Mudras & Moves", was a ten-day South Asian dance movement exploration and choreographic residency conducted by Anita Ratnam for Toronto's Sampradaya Dance Creations.



The rich gestures and movement vocabulary drawn from Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali as well as principles of theatre and use of spoken text were the starting points for the creation of transcultural choreography.

Dealing with the sensitve issues of identity, art, race and exile from one's native land and its traditions, Hyphenated was created as a 20 minute dance work set on 5 Indo-Canadian dancers of Lata Pada's Sampradaya Dance Creations. The premiere was held on September 27 & 28, 2002 at Harbourfront Centre's Premiere Dance Theatre, Toronto, Canada. With music by Ernie Tollar and Debashis Sinha, the text for the work was written and vocalised by the dancers in collaboration with Anita Ratnam.

For more details check International Collaborations



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