Arangham presents
Padme at Neralu Festival
NGMA auditorium, 6pm
February 7, 2015 Bangalore

January 27, 2015

Padme is a contemporary Indian dance performance produced by dancer, actor and arts administrator Anita Ratnam and choreographed by Netherlands-based dancer Kalpana Raghuraman. Among other highlights, Padme brings together dancers from different dance schools and training styles and backgrounds.

Padme attempts to explore the hidden and the unhidden; the flowering and the unflowering… The lotus becomes the metaphor for the possibility of an expression and an experience! In this work, ancient Indian dance and Western modern dance mix, coalesce, intersect to mirror the dancers’ own specific experiences with religion and the relevance of spirituality in the world we live in.

Date: February 7, 2015
Venue: NGMA Auditorium, Bangalore
Time: 6pm

Artistic Director/Producer: Anita Ratnam
PADME Concept and Choreography: Kalpana Raghuraman
Costumes: Sandhya Raman
Dancers: Savio, Keertana, Meghna, Meenakshi, Sukruti, Ashwini and Vandana
Music Design: Peter Lemmens
Originally produced by: Korzo Producties (The Netherlands)
Commissioned and co-produced in the current version by Anita Ratnam/Arangham Trust

About the dancers

Formless, flowing and free! by Chitra Mahesh

Taps from the Thinking Feet by Janani Sampath