It will mark the anniversary of Can-Stop

Art buffs in the city will soon have a chance to witness ‘Ma3ka', a production featuring dancer Anita Ratnam that promises to be an off-beat and rather interesting tribute to women.

The programme, to be held on March 24, at the Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chetpet, at 7 p.m., will mark the 12th anniversary of Can-Stop, a charitable organisation working in the area of cancer care for the underprivileged.

Addressing a press conference in this connection here on Tuesday, Ms. Ratnam said collaborating with an organisation working for such a cause meant a lot to her, for she herself had lost very close and dear relatives to cancer.

Though the artist has worked on the production keeping in mind three special women in her life — her grandmother, mother and daughter — it would be something every individual can relate to, she said.

“All of us are surrounded by women with names of goddesses like Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Devi, and so on, but we somehow never seem to stop and think how different women enrich our lives,” she said.

Noting that the production would be very urban, contemporary, glamorous, and fun, she said television personality Revathy Sankaran would be the story-teller.

“She lends a very everyday, folksy colour to the narrative that will instantly make the audience feel at ease,” Ms. Ratnam said.

Anil Srinivasan and Vedanth Bharadwaj have scored the music for the production. Ms. Ratnam said the visual aesthetics would be a real departure from the conventional designs.

Children camp

Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan, founder, Can-Stop, outlined the various activities of the organisation, including home visits, referrals and nutritional supplement schemes.

“We also organised a camp for children, called ‘He…Ho…Ha…' where ‘he' stands for health, ‘ho', for hope and ‘ha', for happiness,” she said.

‘Ma3Ka' was an event that would bring together everyone committed to the cause of cancer care and awareness, she added.

Nalini Radhakrishnan, CEO, Media Mix, said she was happy to be associated with organising the event. For details on passes, call: 26284256, 26144560 or 99410 07688, or write to canstop@smfhospital.org.

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