A Story and A Song

A Story and A Song has been developed based on women’s stories. An interactive dialogue between Kannada folk tales, Native American tales along with narratives from contemporary women, A Story and A Song is a tale of women, environment and love. Stories are from A. K. Ramanujan’s translations of Kannada folktales and Native American tales by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz (editors), and local tales by grand mothers, friends and family. Choreography is based on Bharatanatyam, Yoga, Martial Arts and Theater. The performance encompasses spoken word, dance, theater and contact improvisation in a powerful way to engage the audience.

Choreography and Direction: Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

Script and Concept: S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor

Music: Prasanna

Performance: Navarasa Dance Theater

Performers: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, Rajesh Raveendran, Raghu Narayanan, Vijith Vikraman, Pradeesh Sivanandan

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Fanciful folk tales and tantalizing aerial feats. Sindhoor’s choreography… grounds her work in the form's [Bharatanatyam] basic vocabulary and style – But she also embraces Indian martial arts, yoga moves, theatrical gesture, and a modern dancer's eye for space to create dances that seem both old and new. - Boston Globe

Breathtaking.. A performance deeply, almost in-your-face Indian, but impressively international in its appeal and quality…. The level of individual skill was high, and the combination created an experience that stunned the audience with its complexity and beauty. - Pune Mirror

The visual delight left the audiences spellbound with a deep impact on their mind. - Times of India

She [Aparna Sindhoor] pushes the boundaries in a way that allows expansion of the art form without deserting it altogether. Aparna Sindhoor Dance Production, A Story And A Song Captivates. - Lokvani

Poetry in motion. - Sudha Magazine

Rare, relevant and romantic. - Bahuroopi Magazine, Rangayana