Anita Ratnam in NEO BHARATAM ( contemporary )
Choreography: A collaboration with Hari Krishnan (InDance, Canada)
Sound Design: Suresh Gopalan, Anil Srinivasan, Hari Krishnan and Anita Ratnam
Costume/Visual Consultant: Rex
Voice: Subhashree Ramachandran
Description of the form
NEO BHARATAM is a performance style developed by Anita Ratnam after her many years of learning. performing and studying classical, folk and martial art forms of South India. Combining this personalized vocabulary with her study of classical music and ritual temple hand gestures, Ratnam presents an excerpt from her new solo work SEVEN GRACES which is an abstracted metaphor of the Buddhist Goddess TARA.
BHARATAM is the original Tamil name for the popular classical dance form of Bharata Natyam. Originating from the South Indian State of Tamilnadu, it is the most recognised style of Indian classical dance which has served as Anita Ratnam's foundation upon which to build her own signature choreography.
Name of the piece: PALIMPSET - a mood mosaic of TARA's seven graces