No typo, this. They could have chosen to say "Matrika", but nothing says fluid, experimental, non-linear, abstract, modern multi-media quite like "Ma3ka".
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Women Studies Department, Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts is presenting Ma3ka, a dance theatre performance by Anita Ratnam with Revathy Sankkaran, on 18th March, at the University of Hyderabad campus.
The ballet has been choreographed by Hari Krishnan. The genesis of the idea for Ma3ka (Matrika) came from Anita, who was seriously interrogating the matrix of India’s primary Goddess triad - Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
Initially meant to be a contemporary-traditional musical and choreographic exploration of the Divine Feminine, loosely tying into Anita’s previous works on Goddess mythology, the idea for Ma3ka changed. With major rites-of-passage life experiences in her recent years, Ratnam felt driven to morph Ma3ka into a parallel non-linear storyboard of shifts in personal dynamics that those experiences have wrought with, within and without her being.
Ma3ka, in its new avatar, will be a fluid, experimental, non-linear, abstract, modern multi-media dance theatre solo-work, along with nostalgic/familiar traditional text and lyric based contemporary Carnatic music compositions. The performance aims to create a synergistic marriage of the past, the present and the future.
The Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication started functioning from 1988-89 and offers Masters-level courses in dance, theatre arts, painting and communication, and doctoral programmes in communication, theatre arts, and dance.
Entry is allowed for everyone. Please contact Prof. Vinod Pavarala, Dean of Sarojini Naidu School Of Arts & Communication, at 2301-1553 / 2313-5500 / 2313-5501 for further details.