Janaki Rangarajan’s new production: Voices


Janaki Rangarajan

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”  Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Through the creative juxtaposition of the spoken word, song and dance, “Voices” celebrates the incredible human accomplishment of creating magic with words.  Just as water flows in a river, sometimes with serenity, sometimes with turbulence, words flow to create splendid poetry that can ease the mind, engage the senses, and fuel passions.  From the ancient to the modern, from the profound to the mundane, from the universal consciousness to the individual soul, poetry is a great river that traverses time and memory.  “Voices” brings unusual poetry to life just as a river brings life to those along its banks.  Using Tamil, Hindi, English and Persian, “Voices” sets out to create a multilayered visual and aural experience.  The poets celebrated are Pablo Neruda, Jaishankar Prasad, PramilaVenkateswaran, Nalluthiran, Amir Khusrau, and Rumi.

Venue: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Yagnaraman July Fest), Chennai

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 7PM

All are Welcome

Concept, Choreography and Dancer: Dr. Janaki Rangarajan

Spoken Word: V. Balakrishnan

Music Composition: Dr. RajkumarBharathi andSudhaRaghuraman

Sangam Poetry Resource Guide: Vaidehi Herbert

Vocal: Sudha Raghuraman

Nattuvangam: JayashreeRamanathan

Mridangam: Vedakrishnaram

Violin: Kalaiarasan

Flue: Athul Kumar

Lighting: Victor Paulraj

Publicity: Aalaap




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