A dance theatre solo and artist talk by Dr. Anita Ratnam.
She is energy, exuberant in play. The joy of experience passed on generously from within.
She is a confluence, a woman, owning her powers.
She is Ma3ka.
Earth Mother, three times and more…
Using Vedic hymns, singing, silence, drumming, contemporary mythology and a distinctive movement vocabulary, MA3KA is the performative expression of the Holy Trinity of Hindu goddesses: Saraswati, Knowledge Mother; Lakshmi, Prosperity Mother; and Meenakshi, Warrior Mother refracted through the prism of personal narratives.
The performance will be followed by an artist talk and moderated panel with Dr. Anita Ratnam, in conversation with Dr. William Peterson (Senior Lecturer, Flinders University), Dr. Priya Srinivasan (Performing Artist | Associate Professor, Deakin University) and Dr. Nithya Nagarajan (Performing Artist | Manager – Community and Participation, NIDA).
Dr. Anita Ratnam, based in Chennai (Madras), India, is highly respected as a performer, writer, speaker, arts entrepreneur and culture mentor. She has been described as an ‘intersectionist’, whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theatre, spoken word, ritual, archaeology, dramaturgy and women’s issues. For over 40 years, her distinguished career has witnessed over 1000 performances in 27 countries. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for contemporary dance by the President of India. This is Dr. Ratnam’s first tour of Melbourne, Australia.
1 Dec 2018 (Saturday)
6 PM – 8 PM
111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
Wheelchair accessible venue
Tickets: $30.00+BF via Chunky Move.
Ma3ka – The Triad Supreme is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2018.
Image: Ma3ka – Meenakshi, Photographer – Ari Roth