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Events 2019




Jan 19, 2020
NAACHIYAR NEXT for Kala Pradarshini at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 7.15pm



Dec 30, 2019
NAACHIYAR NEXT for Kartik Fine Arts at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 5.30pm



Dec 27, 2019
NAACHIYAR NEXT for Brahma Gana Sabha at Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Alwarpet, 7pm



Dec 25, 2019
ARANGHAM STUDIO SERIES presents a morning of abhinaya with Geeta Chandran from 10.30am to 11.30am. Suggested donation is 200Rs.
At 10, Cenotaph 2nd Lane, Teynampet, Chennai 600018



Dec  23, 2019
NAACHIYAR NEXT for Krishna Gana Sabha, T Nagar, 7pm



Dec 22, 2019
Arangham presents AWAKENING, edition 5 featuring piano by Anil Srinivasan and flute by Pravin Godkhindi at Spaces, 1 Elliot’s Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, 7.15am. All are welcome.



Dec 13, 2019
Solo lec dem UNI-VERSE (The many worlds and words of poetry) by Anita Ratnam for NATYA DARSHAN pre-event series of Kartik Fine Arts at British Council space, 7pm.



Dec 8, 2019
Arangham Trust conducts the annual KAISIKA NATAKAM at Tirukurungudi.
21st revival staging of KAISIKA NATAKAM on December 8, 2019 Tirukurungudi



Nov 2 & 9, 2019

A Million Sitas by Anita Ratnam, a story of love, courage and hope. Dancer, vocalist, classicist, orator - all of these parts of her combine to fiercely reclaim the soul of Sita, who lost everything in the Ramayana. Ratnam reconfigures the tragic myth as a shared trauma for women everywhere - and an opportunity to heal. Presented by Samskriti in Houston on Nov 2. Presented by EnActe Arts in collaboration with  Indiaspora and Laya Dhwani Academy of Performing Arts on Nov 9.
- Nov 2: Match, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, 4.30pm
- Nov 9: Independence High School, San Jose, CA, 3.30pm & 6pm



Sept 12, 2019, 4.30pm

Forum on Contemporary Theory presented Anita Ratnam in My Body: A Palimpsest
Conference Room I, Centre for Contemporary Theory, Baroda



Sept 3 to 7, 2019
Arangham Learning Labs - a capacity building initiative for classical dancers
Arangham Dance Theatre presented the inaugural edition of Learning Labs
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July 7, 2019, 4pm
Anita Ratnam presented Naachiyaar Next
at RR Sabha, Chennai

Concept, Choreography and Performance: Dr. Anita Ratnam
Research and Text: Dr. Anita Ratnam
Lighting: Victor Paulraj
Costumes: Sandhya Raman
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June 6
, 2019, 6.30pm

Anita Ratnam in A Million Sitas
In support of The Unheard Voices of Women
At: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Auditorium, Coimbatore



April 14
, 2019

A lecture demonstration / panel discussion by eminent artistes Geeta Chandran, Madhu Nataraj, and Vyjayanthi Kashi, moderated by Anita R Ratnam, as part of the series of KALA SANGAM by Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance to delve into the diverse evolutionary aspects of Indian classical dance forms over the last 20 years.
At: Shoonya Centre for Art & Somatic Practices, # 37 Brahmananda Court, Lalbagh Main Rd, Bangalore 10am to 2pm
Info: sanjali.odissi@gmail.com / (080) - 42110177



April 13
, 2019, 6pm

Ma3Ka - the triad supreme, a dance theatre solo by Anita Ratnam
From awesome to ferocious, beautiful, graceful and powerful - all at once.
She is the truth. Reality.
She is the hand that gives, guides, nourishes, protects, reprimands, forgives and sustains.
She is radiance, showering unconditional love…
She is everything, and no one is separate from her.
She is the God Mother Trinity Supreme.
At: Pravaha Dance Festival 2019 presented by Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore



March 25
, 2019
T Balasaraswati Centenary Year Celebration and 30 Years of Lotus Music and Dance
Performances by Nandini Ramani, Kay Poursine, Priyamvada Sankar, Bani Ray, Anita Ratnam, Rajika Puri
Master of ceremonies-Anita Ratnam and Rajika Puri



March 9
, 2019, 6.30pm

AIM for Seva presented Ānanda (fundraiser)

A Million Sitas
by Dr. Anita Ratnam: An exploration of the viewpoints of key women in the Ramayana.
At: Music Academy, Chennai



February 9, 2019
Andal performance at Delhi
Response



February 7, 2019, 6.30pm




February 5, 2019 Pondicherry
Anita Ratnam presented Ma3Ka, Pondicherry Heritage Festival at Gratitude Heritage House, 7pm

Ma3Ka is a dance theatre solo by Dr.Anita Ratnam. She presented it for the Pondicherry Heritage Festival on February 5, 2019 at the Gratitude Heritage House, 7pm.
Concept, choreography and performance: Anita Ratnam
Choreography, Direction: Hari Krishnan

Saraswati - Knowledge Mother. Calling on us to awaken in wisdom, with the magic of Her genteel Veena song
Lakshmi - Prosperity Mother. Her Lotus feet walking through our lives, leave behind Foot Prints of Abundance.
Meenakshi - Warrior Mother. Divine Lioness, with Her battle-ready Trishul defends to protect and saves.

She is energy, exuberant in play. The joy of experience passed on generously from within.
She is a confluence, a woman, owning her powers.
She is Matrika.
Woman.
Earth Mother, three times and more…
Response



Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Anita Ratnam and group Arangham presented NAACHIYAR on Jan 30, 2019
Premiere of 80 minute work at Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science, Manjakkudi, Tamilnadu
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