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TEDxKCG - Anita Ratnam - The Three Goddesses in my Life

Renowned Dancer, Actor, Raconteur and Diarist, Mythologist, Goddess lore interpreter, Passionate mother and Culture Warrior Dr.Anita Ratnam is a well known icon in Indian performing arts. For over four decades she has shared her amazing dance and theatre skills in 25 countries around the world in over 1500 performances. A passionate modernist, Anita creates themes from her immediate environment and weaves the traditional alongside the modern with her eclectic view of life and art. An award winning dancer, Anita specializes in themes that portray women from ancient myths as well as powerful women from her own life. Her grandmother, mother and daughter occupy a prominent place in her retelling of mythology from a contemporary viewpoint. An MA in Theatre and Television, Anita has been a TV producer in New York city, a film actress, writer and an arts entrepreneur for the past twenty years. Her many initiatives on stage and internet have impacted the culture industry in this country and created a template for many arts initiatives. Anita holds a PhD in Women's Studies and is currently engaged in a retelling of the ancient epic RAMAYANA from a feminist perspective.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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