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Sandhya Raman’s “Mythologies retold” is a tribute to the undying spirit of women

Mythologies Retold”, a dance drama conceptualised and produced by Sandhya Raman in collaboration with Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran, will be held on April 13 (6.45 p.m.) at the Museum Theatre.

Besides dancers of Natya Vriksha, Geeta Chandran and Rashmi Vaidialingham will perform in the dance drama.

“Mythologies Retold” addresses the issue of female foeticide. It is an attempt to empower women to draw inspiration from within. The performance will focus on the accretion of images of women in India.

An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Sandhya Raman specialised in apparel design and textile design.

Her versatile career spanning 20 years includes a thematic fashion experience using dancers choreographed by Jonathan Hollander and Mallika Sarabhai.

She designed costumes for the film “Totanama”, which won the President’s short fiction film award and she has since, explored the interplay of textures and fabrics with the rhythm of dance.

She has created costumes for the dance performances of artistes Jai Kishan Maharaj, Aditi Mangaldas, Mallika Sarabhai, Geeta Chandran, Anita Ratnam, Chitra Sundaram and Rama Vaidyanathan. Sandhya’s latest creation includes “Bahuda” by Geeta Chandran. The Rasaja Foundation, founded by Sandhya in 1984, is an educational, scientific and cultural institution. The Foundation aims at bringing to the notice of the art fraternity and the public India’s historical art evidences.

Entry to the show is free.

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