First showing of PADME

Group Choreography by KALPANA RAGHURAMAN
After ten years of working on solo productions, Ratnam returned to ensemble work and quilts her maturing vision of parallel mythologies with Indian dance and modern movement dynamics. UTPALA was first premiered in 2003 and was based on the narratives of Egypt, India and China. Invited guest choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman from Netherlands has set two sections on the group from her acclaimed work PADME, also based on the similar idea of the lotus. The 8 Bangalore based dancers were all selected from an audition process held in September 2013 and this was the very first public viewing of some sections at the Dance DISCourse presented by Ashish Mohan Khokar and ATTENDANCE.
At: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, January 26, 2014