Premiered July 8, 2006

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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Hollywood, Ca.

A thematic Bharatanatyam performance featuring the sacred sayings (Thiruppavai and Nachiar Thirumozhi) of the saint poet Aandal also known as Kodhai (8th Century A.D. Tamilnadu, India).
Choreography – Malathi Iyengar
Music Composition & Arrangement – Rajkumar Bharathi
Music for Layer 1 (Introducing Young Kodhai), Layer 3 (The Auspicious Dream) & Epilogue (Jatiswaram) – Rajkumar Bharathi
Music for ‘Shakthi Sahitha Ganapathi’ – Muthuswami Dikishithar
Music for ‘Oruthi Magannay Pirandhu’ & ‘Maale Manivanna’ – Ariakudi Ramanuja Iyengar
Music for’ Karpuram Narumo’ – T. M. Thiagarajan
Narrations – Malathi Iyengar
Sound Design – David Karagianis
Rangoli Dance Company
Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Hema Iyer, Mary Khetani, Shaheen Sheik, & Soumya Sundaresh
Rangoli Dancers (featured as Kodhai’s friends, devotees, musicians, & wedding procession participants)
Sheila Aula , Shivani Aysola, Shayan Chalan, Sheel Jagani, Sarah Mathew, Sandhya Rajan, Aarti Rao, & Kalpa Viswanadhan
Lighting Designer & Stage Manager – Eileen Cooley
Set Design (Sculpture of Vishnu) – Suresh Iyengar
Production Design, Program Cover, & Costume Coordination – Lakshmi Iyengar
Flower Garlands – Sharada & Venkatachalan
Photography – Paul Rose
Other Kodhai’s Dream performances
January 6, 2007. 6:00 P.M., ADA Kalamandira, JC Road, Bangalore, India
Presented by Rasika Academy of Performing Arts, Bangalore, India .
Rangoli Dance Company
Lakshmi Iyengar & Shaheen Sheik (disciples of Malathi Iyengar)
Dancers from India
Krishnakshi Sharma (disciple of Dhananjayans), Swarna R. (disciple of C. V. Chandrashekhar & Kalakshetra dancer) , Kirti Ramgopal (disciple of Padmini Ramachandran) , Padmini Upadhya (disciple of Narmada)
Jyothsna Ramesh (disciple of Radhika Shurajit), Vidya Balachandra & Ranjana Upadhya (disciples of Soundarya Srivathsa), Anjali Herur (disciple of Praveen Kumar)
Lighting: Venkatram