Anita Ratnam presents "7 Graces" in New York
Anita Ratnam presents "7 Graces" at the Joyce SoHo in New York on Thursday. Photo:Shaju John.
Dancer-choreographer Anita Ratnam enthralled an audience in New York for an hour with her solo operatic performance "7 Graces" at Joyce SoHo on Thursday. The show, organized by Indo American Arts Council Inc (IAAC) will be held on October 19 and 20 also.
"7 Graces references the Goddess Tara in a modern context offering a journey to aesthetic eternities, exploring the aura, beauty, stillness, ferocity and grace of the feminine transcendental," says the dancer. "It embraces the many moods of human experience, Tara's 7 eyes, 7 colours, 7 sections, 7 chakras, a contrast of moods of movement and stillness, rage and serenity."
This modern dance form involving a mixture of classical dance, martial arts, folk dance and western opera, is choreographed in collaboration with Hari Krishnan,a Canada-based dancer-choreographer.
The Indo-American Arts Council is a non-profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work in the United States.