Dance Appreciation (60 mins)
Shantha Ratii is a multifaceted personality – a dancer, teacher, choreographer, cultural activist and film- maker. She has had exclusive training under some of the most eminent dance gurus of India and Singapore, like Adyar K. Lakshman, Kalanidhi Narayanan, Oyur Govinda Pillai, Raja and Radha Reddy, Vempati Chinna Satyam, K. P. Bhaskar and Neila Sathyalingam in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi. She now directs her energies towards the promotion of Kuchipudi through her innovative works and the Antara Foundation, which she has instituted for the promotion of Indian performing and visual arts. Ratii has been performing in all the major dance festivals in India and around the world to critical acclaim. Presenting new concepts and themes has been her forte, and she has conceptualised, scripted and choreographed the dance-theatre production Writings on the Wall using Indian and Chinese calligraphy and Confluence to music by Munir Bashir for the Babylon Festival. She has done a variety of presentations commissioned by Nasscom, Times of India, Archeological Survey of India, Surabhi Foundation and Akashvani, among others.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.