On the fourth episode of “The resilient Entrepreneurs” we speak to Dr. Anita Ratnam, the founder of Narthaki. Dr. Ratnam is highly respected as a performer, writer, speaker and arts entrepreneur and culture mentor. She has been described as an “Intersectionist”, whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theater, spoken word, ritual, archaeology, dramaturgy and women’s issues.
For over 40 years, her distinguished career has witnessed over 1300 performances in 37 countries. Dr Ratnam’s background as a television producer in New York City (1980 to 1990) as well as her educational qualifications in Dance, History, Theatre and Women’s Studies (MA and Phd) have made her a popular speaker for diverse audiences.
Her formal training in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali has given Dr. Ratnam a distinctive movement vocabulary that she has named NEO BHARATAM – a contemporary Indian kinetic situated on a mature body.