" Expressing The Self "
Unique Choreographic Compositions
Rama is known for her unique approach to choreography.
She sees Bharatanatyam as a strong medium of communication and has used her dance vocabulary to create some path breaking choreographic compositions.
Mayur Alaripu â€“ The dance of the peacock is an original work where she has used a traditional rhythmic structure to capture the graceful movements of the National bird of India. It is composed in an unconventional cycle of five and a half beats by ace Nattuvanar Karaikudi Sivakumar.
â€œBrhamajaladharaâ€ â€“ The story of Ganga, â€œAkhilam Madhuramâ€ â€“ Symbolisam of Mathura and Brindavan,
â€œAngikam Bhuvanamâ€ â€“ The Cosmic Self, and â€œDance of the Birdsâ€ â€“ An ode to the bird - are all various full length productions that were made along with music composition by renowned flautist GS Rajan.
â€œMad and Divineâ€ is Ramaâ€™s latest work where she has interpreted poems of the 13th century Marathi poet Janabai and 14th century kashmiri poet lalleswari. The music for the Marathi abhangs are composed by Sudha Raghuraman the well known vocalist, and A Vasudevan the multi faceted artiste has set the score for the kashmiri vaakhs.
â€œOne of the most riveting pieces of choreography one has seen latelyâ€. Leela Venkatraman in The Hindu 2012
â€œWith every stride one could see Rama getting carried away into a cloud of mysticism. By the end of the performance, she not only got a standing ovation from the audiences but also transported them to the land of Lal Dedâ€™s Vakhs.â€ Veejay Sai in narthaki.com 2012
â€œShe truly showed the â€œjoysâ€ of being â€œmad and divineâ€ and how! â€œPratima Sagar in narthaki.com 2012