Nina Rajarani is an award-winning choreographer of classical Indian dance. She fuels traditions of Bharatanatyam and Kathak with a love of storytelling and a firm desire to reflect contemporary life in her productions. With her performing company Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, she is equally at home working with readable western characters and traditional archetypes, and she weaves the sophisticated forms of dance with recognisable narratives and themes. Uniquely, Srishti musicians and dancers are choreographed together, and this strikes a collective chord within the ensemble which further transforms the audience experience.
SEVENS is a triple bill of dance pieces, featuring four Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancers and three musicians. This new programme will be available for touring from Autumn 2021, following its premiere at the Playbox Theatre, Warwick, on 14 October.
Seven Steps is a duet performed in traditional costume by Nina and vocalist/composer Y Yadavan. The piece is based on saptapadi, an ancient ritual within the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony where bride and groom make seven promises with each step taken.
Seven Sins is a piece for full the full ensemble of seven dancers and musicians. More contemporary in feel, it is built around the concept of vice within Christian teaching, and questions how ageold “sins” have become social norms.
Seven Snags is a fast-paced and rhythmic finale, full of exciting dynamics and challenging cross-rhythms – the choreographic equivalent of an obstacle race.