From the Heart
Been There, Done That, Still Moving
NaAsat, was choreographed on a verse from the Vedas. It was first performed at Windsor Castle. It celebrated the culmination of ARC inter-faith conference. Ban Ki Moon and Prince Philip were among the audience.
Milk White Ocean
Anusha Subramanyam – dancer, choreographer, teacher
and dance movement therapist – who is seen as one of the most exciting exponents of bharatanatyam working ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of its tradition. Her work is trans-cultural and inter-generational. She has also worked extensively with people who are differently abled.
Anusha is also the creative director of Beeja. Beeja means ‘seed’ in Hindi. In keeping with its name, Beeja aims to generate new ideas, new understanding and fresh creative forms, particularly through the way that it allows us to be alert to, and take tremendous pleasure in living organisms and biological webs of relatedness. Like a seed underneath the soil collecting all sorts of nutrients, Beeja works as a collective and draws on the skills of its members to develop a distinctive way of working that offers an
all-round experience. It is about life’s choreography.
Over the years Anusha has performed in mainstream venues and in non-conventional venues like museums, hospitals, schools, village halls
and other public spaces. Her aims to make bharatanatyam accessible to a wider audience and encourage interaction with the artists and the dance form.
Milk White Ocean is a Hindu creation myth. Beeja collaborated with the Wonderful Beast Theatre Company to create the work, which was first presented in the Nehru Gallery at the V&A. The work was subsequently re-chreographed and performed in venues across London...
Deepam combines bharatanatyam with spoken text and poetry. It depicts some of the main episodes from the Ramayana: birth of Rama and his brothers; his exile from Kosala; attempted seduction of Rama and Lakshmana by the demoness Surpnakha, which results in her losing...