Rama Vaidyanathan & ensemble present
Vivartana:Dance transforms
April 19 - May 25, 2018 USA

April 21, 2018

Rama Vaidyanathan's VIVARTANA goes on a 12 city tour of USA with Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel, Sannidhi Vaidyanathan, Rohini Dhananjaya, Keerthana Ravi, Kavya Ganesh and Sushant Jadhav on the lights.

Dance is a latent gift within each human being. Not only does it transform us physically, emotionally, spiritually and culturally, it also has the capacity to touch the world and eventually to change or transform it. It alters the visual physical space around the dancer, brings about a change in the relation between the Dancer and the Dance and finally awards a life-changing experience to anyone and everyone who comes into contact with it.

PRATIKRIYA - "DANCE RESPONDS" - Poem in English by Rama Vaidyanathan, translated into Sanskrit by Divyanand Jha. Music composition by Ramya Sundareshan Kapadia

SAMYOGA - "DANCE MERGES" - Tamil Verses from Tirumular's Tirumandiram. Music composition by Dr. S Vasudevan

NIMAGNA - "DANCE IMMERSES" - Poem in Persian by Rumi, music composition by Rajat Prasanna (Resource persons Dr. Sayeeda Hameed and Prof Masud Alvi ), Poem in Kashmiri by Lalded, music composition by Rajat Prasanna, Poem in Braj Bhasha by Meera Bai, poem by Muthuswamy Dikshitar.

PRATIBODHANA - "DANCE AWAKENS" - Poem in Gujarati by Narsihn Mehta (Resource person Dr. Harsha Dehejia), music composition by Dr. S Vasudevan

RASA BHAVA - "DANCE EVOKES" - Sanskrit verses from Nandikeswara's Abhinaya Darpana, music composition by K. Venkateshwaran



SCHEDULE
April 19, NEW YORK
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, Columbia University
Dept of Theatre, Hunter College, CUNY, 12.10pm, 1.10pm and 2pm
Deepsikha Chatterjee www.deepschatterjee.com

April 21, PHILADELPHIA
Life Sciences Building, 101 Admission Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901at 4.30pm
SRUTI- The India Music and Dance Society; srikant_75@yahoo.com

April 28, INDIANAPOLIS
Pike Performing Arts Centre, 6pm
Nrityapriya Fine Arts / Nandini - 812 645 2525, Tickets: www.NrityaPriya.org

April 29, CHICAGO
Pfeiiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, 5pm
Natya Dance Theatre (312 212 1240 / info@natya.com)

May 5, SAN JOSE
Evergreen High School, 3300 Quimby Rd, San Jose 95148 at 5pm
Aradhana Arts - Padmini Sirish - 916 806 4238, Chandana Nair - 408 718 5065
Tickets: www.4eventtickets.com

May 6, IRVINE
Northwood High School Performing Art Theater, 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA 92620, 6pm
Shrishti School of Performing Arts, Charulatha - 949 887 7482

May11, SAN ANTONIO
Hindu Temple of San Antonio, 18518 Bandera Helotes, Texas 78023 at 6pm
Murthy Patamalla - 210 262 1245

May 12, HOUSTON
Match Theater, 3400 Main St, Houston RC 77002 at 7pm
Anjali Centre for Performing Arts; rathnanil@gmail.com

May 13, AUSTIN
St. Michaels Catholic Academy, 3000 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735, at 6pm
Tatvamasi2015@gmail.com; Sruthi - 512 826 6269

May 19, WASHINGTON DC
Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

May 20, TERREHAUTE
South Vigo High School, Indiana 47802
Nandini Banerjee - 225 288 7201

May 25, ATLANTA
Bermar High School, Liburn, GA at 7pm
Deeksha School of Performing Arts, Abir G Thakurta - 404 788 5000

e-mail: vaidyanathan.rama@gmail.com