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CIRCLES OF LOVE
dance, poetry and... (2014)
Winding through the endless spiral of myth and memory, Anita Ratnam quilts a tapestry of images and ideas.
Circles of Love uses ancient and contemporary poetry, spoken word interludes and familiar references from cultural memory to trace the outlines of what it means to be a mother who is eternally fragile and a continuous work-in-progress.
A woman as mother, giver of life, psychic gardener, caretaker of lives and terrifying protector. These are some of the character arcs quilted by Anita Ratnam in CIRCLES OF LOVE, a performance that weaves story, diary, movement and life into a living tapestry. As daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, the various shades of maternal joy and grief will be shared in an interdisciplinary performance informed by myth, memory and humour.
Guest artiste: Malavika Sangghvi, well known writer, columnist and poet
Concept, Choreography, Performance: Anita Ratnam
Costumes: Anita Ratnam
Music: Anil Srinivasan, Viji Krishnan, Vedanth Bharadwaj
Lighting: Victor Paulraj