Past Events

TRADITIONAL TO THE CONTEMPORARY

2010 - 2018
2018
April 2018
Collective Vision
Indo-Jazz musical dance concert
Saturday 21st April 2018
Venue: PCC Rock Creek Campus
Featuring seven professional dancers from Northwest and from India and four Jazz and four Classical Carnatic musicians
Funded in part by grant from Collins Foundation and Cultural Coalition of Washington County
April 2018
DUALITY
An Immigrant Experience

Oregon Tour
After successful presentation in April 2017, Raman tours her 25th dance production in her home state - Oregon.
Friday 6th April: Pilot Butte Middle School, Bend
Saturday 7th April: Cross Roads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City
Sunday 8th April: Eastern Oregon University
Wednesday 11th April: Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg
Friday 13th April: Chehalem Cultural Center, Chehalem
Saturday 14th April: Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library, Salem
Monday 16th April: Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, Pacific University, Forest Grove
Tuesday 17th April: Mount Hood Community College, Gresham

Based on a fictional story inspired by true events written by Tamil author Sasikala Vijayakumar.
Script and Adapted for dance by Jayanthi Raman

Tour funded in part by grant from Oregon Community Foundation
DUALITY
An Immigrant Experience

Special Concert in Redmond, WA
4pm Sunday 15th April 2018
Venue: Redmond Senior Center
Redmond, WA 98052
February 2018
Master Classes in Bharatha Natyam
Pacific University, Forest Grove
Theater and Dance Department
2017
November 2017
MIME AND MOVEMENTS
Clackamas Community College.
Mini-Grant from CCC Foundation. Sponsored by World Languages Department and Multicultural Center.
MIME AND MOVEMENTS
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library.
Supported by Friends of Salem Library.
DANCE OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS
(re-Staged) at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium
Community Program Grant from Beaverton Arts Commission
October 2017
DANCE OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS
Indian Dance, Music, Poetry and Painting
Full house show!
Concept & Choreography: Jayanthi Raman
Original Poetry by Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen; Original Music by Archana Bennur and Original Paintings by Shashank Rao with Live orchestra of musicians
Winningstad Theater, Portland5 Centers for the Arts
Supported in part by by grant from Miller Foundation
August 2017
Benton County World Stage
International Festival - Benton County Fairgrounds
May 2017
MIME AND MOVEMENTS
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Lincoln City, OR
April 2017
DUALITY: An Immigrant Experience
Raman's 25th production!
Newmark Theater, Portland5 Centers for the Arts
With Special Vocals by Bollywood legend Hariharan
Creative Heights Grant from Oregon Community Foundation
2016
November 2016
ERASING BORDERS
Classical Indian and Modern Dance at Beaverton City Library Auditorium
Community Program Grant from Beaverton Arts Commission
April-May 2016
DUALITY: Outreach Events
Panel Mediator: Jayanthi Raman
The events celebrated the contributions of Indian immigrants in Oregon. The eminent panelists included Intel VPs, Directors, Engineers, Physicians, entrepreneurs, academicians, who excelled in their professions and made a difference in the community through voluntary efforts.
Intel JFCC Auditorium with special guest Hillsboro Mayor Wiley
PSU Lincoln Hall supported by PSU Institute of Asian Studies
Oregon Historical Society supported by OHS and World Affairs Council of Oregon.
2015
October 2015
ANUBHAVA
Full length Bharatha Natya margam presentation
Original choreographed pieces and finale Tillana of Guru Adyar Lakshman
Anubhava was presented at:
Lincoln Performance Center, PSU
Hult Center, Eugene
LaSells Stewart Center - Oregon State University
Grant from Collins Foundation and the Oregon Cultural Trust
Lec-Dem on Dance
ACMA, Beaverton and Walter Arts Cultural Center, Hillsboro
Grants from Beaverton Arts Commission and Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council

ACMA, Beaverton
June 2015: Natya Yoga
Lec-Dem on Yoga and Indian Classical Dance
International Yoga Day, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
June 2015
World Beat Festival
Featured Indian dance troupe at the festival in Salem, OR
June 2015
PANCHATANTRA: Indian Dance Theater
(re-staged) Funded in part by grant from Beaverton Arts Commission
May 2015 EXPRESSIONS
Solo work by Ramya Raman
Linn Benton Community College Dance
May 2015 PANCHATANTRA
Indian Dance Theater
Sold out show at Winningstad Theater, Portland5 Centers
Based on India’s 2500 year old Indian fables
Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland
2014
November 2014
SIGN MUDRAS
Miles Theater, Pacific University
Grant from Forest Grove Public Arts Commission
Presented by Pacific University Dance and Theater Department
October 2014
Juried Artists Showcase at ArtsNW Conference
Hult Center, Eugene, OR
Career Opportunity grant from the Oregon Arts Commission
August 2014
MAYA: Illusion
With MacArthur Genius Fellow NY drummer Danis Prieto and Ghatam maestro SV Ramani
Winningstad Theater, Portland5 Centers for the Arts
March 2014
SIGN MUDRAS
Experimental Dance Theater
Indian Dance and American Sign Language
With ASL interpreter Dot Hearn
Grant from Beaverton Arts Commission
July 2014
MOVEMENTS OF SPRING
Solo dance by Natya faculty Ramya Raman
Ten Tiny Dances, Beaverton
2013
October 2013
Invited to perform on stage by legendary Bollywood singer Hariharan
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland
April 2013
GURUBYO NAMAHA: Ode to Guru
Odissi and Bharatha Natyam classical dance styles
St. Mary’s Academy, Portland
Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland
2012
March 2012
SAMPRADAYA
Select choreographic works by Jayanthi and Ramya Raman, full house crowd
Walter Arts Cultural Center
Commissioned by City of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council
2011
SANSKRITI
Classical Bharatha Natyam and folk dances
Portland State University
2010
Oct-November 2010
SHRISHTI: Creation
With guest dancers from Orissa Dance Academy & Pung drummers from Manipuri Nartanalaya, India
Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Collins Foundation
2010 US/Canada Tour - SHRISHTI: Creation
Lec Demonstration - Intel JFCC Auditorium
Concert at Newmark Theater, PCPA, Portland, OR
Lecture and master classes: Washington State University, Moscow, ID
Concert at Beasley WSU Coliseum, Festival Dance & Performing Arts, Moscow, Idaho
Concert at College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho
Concert at Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
Concert at Austin IFA- India Fine Arts, Austin, TX
Lec Dem - Spokane Falls Community College
Lec Dem - Shadle Library, Spokane, WA
Concert at Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA
Concert at Calgary, CA
Concert at Yakima Valley Community College, WA
Concert at Central Washington University, WA
Concert at Lemont Temple, Chicago