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Natya Presents: Rama Vaidyanathan's "VIVARTANA"

  • Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College 310 East Benton Avenue Naperville, IL, 60540 United States (map)

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

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Click here to see video excerpts from VIVARTANA.