Dance transforms my pulse to pace with rhythm and I become one with rhythm
Dance transforms the space around me and I become one with space
Dance transforms my body from stillness to motion and I become one with movement
Dance transforms my soul from singular to plural and I become one with the world
Rama Vaidyanathan and Ensemble perform VIVARTANA - Dance Transforms, including:
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 Rajat Prasanna, resource persons Dr. Sayeeda Hameed and Prof. Masud Alvi. Poem in Kashmiri by Lalded; music composition 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 Dr. S Vasudevan.
Rasa Bhava – Dance Evokes: Sanskrit verses from Nandikeswara’s Abhinaya Darpana; music composition K. Venkateshwaran.
Concept, Script, and Choreography for all pieces by Rama Vaidyanathan