Workshops / Arts-in-Education
Narthaki presented Does dance matter? A full day immersion with Dr. Anita Ratnam
on Oct 29, 2023 at CCRT, Hyderabad
On the urging and efficient organisation of Sravya Subramaniam, a Kuchupidi dancer/graphic designer from Hyderabad I plunged into an all-day immersion with 25 eager dancers.
Here I was, without the accepted business model of ITEM TEACHING, hoping to engage these young minds and bodies in the exciting journey of PROCESS over PRODUCT. The long day was divided into several sessions that punctuated movement exploration and straight talk about what it means to be a professional dancer today. Ages ranging from teenagers to dancers in their late 30s, I found that even the online students were engaged in simple exercises of movement invention and reimagining traditional tropes. Hyderabad is a warm and welcoming city and the media has always supported my work. The long day came to a rousing close with multiple questions about my art, my life.
- Dr.Anita Ratnam