Anita R. Ratnam

Anita R Ratnam is best described as an" intersectionist". Her training in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali has given her a distinctive movement vocabulary that she has named NEO BHARATAM, a contemporary Indian kinetic. Her acclaimed choreographies and curated dance conferences have been pathbreaking in establishing global awareness of Indian traditions. She has pioneered the largest dance portal and is a vocal advocate of contemporary dance and theatre in India. (Photo Credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann)