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Antaryatra - The Journey Within by Janaki Rangarajan


Sat Nov 23 2013, 8:00pm
Sun Nov 24 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Sandard: $28.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Tap into a dancer’s stream of consciousness where the mind takes an emotional journey before experiencing pure love by uniting with the eternal consciousness that is devoid of any emotions. In “Antaryatra – The Journey Within”, Dr. Janaki Rangarajan explores poetry, philosophy, and the human psyche through Bharatanatyam. Join her as she embarks on a contemplative dance journey through her emotions, in six expressive dance segments that speak a language of love.

The performance begins with a purely rhythmic invocation piece, Alarippu (blossoming of a flower) and ends with a final piece based on two Sufi poems about pure eternal love. In between, other segments touch on the topics about the beautif­­ul complexity of the human mind, featuring Adi Shankara’s Nirvana Shatakam, Jayadeva’s Geeta Govinda, and Pramila Venkateswaran’s Draupadi’s Dharma.

Dr. Janaki Ragarajan is an accomplished performer who has performed across many national and international platforms to critical acclaim. She is known for her precision in Nritta, outstanding flexibility and graceful and convincing Abhinaya, which reflects a rare depth. She is also an accomplished dance choreographer who has choreographed numerous Bharatanatyam pieces including Invocatory pieces, Jathiswarams, Varnams, Padams, and Thillanas. At 15, she became one of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam’s youngest disciples to be promoted to the rank of faculty at the latter’s school, Nrithyodaya, where she coached scores of students for the next eight years. In 2011, she received the prestigious title of Nadanamamani from Kathik Fine Arts, and has also won the Vasanthalakshmi-Narasimhachari award from Natyarangam (Narada Gana Sabha), Singar Mani from Sur Singar Samsad (Mumbai), and the Strauss Fellowship for Choreography from Arts Council of Fairfax County (U.S.A) among others.