Choreographer” is too limited a term to describe what Jayanthi Raman does when she creates a work. Raman has.. flown off in a contemporary direction in the inclusion of many dance (and music) styles in one production. She incorporates folk dance, ... and classical dance genres. In doing this, she joins the community of contemporary Indian choreographers. Watching “Gajamukha” is akin to watching “Giselle” with some scenes in ballet, some done as jazz and some as modern dance. — Washington Post

"Raman Sparkles in Dance of India - Jayanthi Raman is an artist of sparkling presence and crystalline technique. The minute her jingling ankle bells and stamping feet ring out and her silk-clad body, sinuous arms and dramatically mobile face appear, the audience knows it's going to see a world-class dancer. Raman’s talents go beyond dancing, more than the star …She also choreographed, costumed and produced it." - Martha Ullmann West, The Oregonian.

JAYANTHI RAMAN DANCE COMPANY
The only Indian Dance Company in the Northwest with professional musicians and dancers featured in major productions.

TRADITIONAL TO THE CONTEMPORARY.......Celebrating 25 years 1990-2015 in the US

2017

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
RASIKA  presents

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm

A musical dance production with an international and local cast of story writers, music composers, musicians,
dancers, choreographer, lighting tech, design etc.


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RASIKA presents DUALITY: Dances of India from RASIKA on Vimeo.


This production is made possible by the prestigious Creative Heights grant support from Oregon Community Foundation

Portland's dance maven and renowned choreographer Jayanthi Raman brings an illustrious team of international dancers and musicians to the Newmark Theatre for an evening of musical dance theatre.

With an international cast of professional dancers from Delhi, Chennai and the U.S., the performance features Indian dance forms Bharatha Natyam and the martial arts-based dance form Chhau, as well as local Modern dancers in an elegant contemporary dance production.

For one evening only! Don't miss it!
Tickets on sale now for $25, $35 & $50 (inclusive of all charges).
The original music has been composed by young Mandolin maestro U. Rajesh (and late U. Shrinivas), and features the voice of Bollywood melody king Hariharan and world class percussionists Selvaganesh and S.V. Ramani. The story line, penned by local author Lalitha Ram, is about young maiden Padmini who moves from her hometown Kanyakumari, in South India, to Portland, Oregon, and the challenges and triumphs she deals with as an immigrant in the U.S. Adapting some real life experiences from families around us, the dance production showcases a realistic description of events happening locally.

Referred as the "Gold Standard of Indian dance in the Northwest," Jayanthi Raman blazes the dance scene with her virtuoso performances and award winning choreography. From NEFA-NDP to Oregon Arts Commission’s Fellowship, and many more accolades, the artists lends herself to the gracious physical representation of music through the visual dynamic medium of contemporary Indian dance.

This project has been funded in part by the prestigious Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)


2016
Indian dance books on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and locally at Natya Dance School, Portland. A great set of books for students, practitioners of Indian dance and valuable gift for dance arangetrams etc. Contact Jayanthi Raman jayanthiraman@frontier.com to get discounted rate for the two books.

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Jayanthi Raman joins
Portland State University as faculty to teach Bharatha Natyam Indian classical dance as Assistant Professor in 2015-16. This is the first faculty position of this genre in the Northwest.

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Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director/Choreographer Jayanthi Raman, the Company is dedicated to preserving and promoting the South Indian classical dance Bharata Natyam, immersing in both traditional repertoire and aesthetically pleasing contemporary works.
Dr. Raman’s work draws from the centuries old classical dance form, yet draws inspiration from newer concepts and themes as well as using modern lighting technology and stage props. The productions are exceptionally professional with elaborate costuming, music, dance and visual elements incorporated in a beautiful manner.

PAST PRODUCTIONS

List of performances - only commissioned works, grant funded concerts, tours, festivals etc are highlighted. Community concerts, student events, graduations and others are not listed as it is too exhaustive. All full length dance ballets in uppercase.

ANUBHAVA: Classical Indian Dance production

October 2015 at three cities in Oregon
Classical Indian dance production professional dancers from India and US, in traditional Bharatha Natyam
ANUWatch video clip of the acclaimed concert: https://vimeo.com/142404956

Friday October 2nd 2015: PSU Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland, OR
This project is supported by grant from Collins Foundation

Saturday October 3rd 2015: La Salle, Corvallis, OR

Friday October 9th 2015: Anubhava -  Hult Center, Eugene, OR
http://folklore.uoregon.edu/category/events/page/3/

The Corvallis & Eugene shows supported by grant from Oregon Cultural Trust


Anubhava tour of Oregon 2015 completed successfully at Portland, Eugene and Corvallis! The audiences were amazing, thank you for the warm response. Thanks to Collins Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust and presenter RASIKA for their grant and marketing support and the trust in me as a performer-choreographer.RUDRAM

PANCHATANTRA: Indian Dance Theater production
*restaged!
14th June 2015
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Jayanthi Raman's Panchatantra: Folk tales from India restaged in Beaverton.
This project is supported by Community grant from Beaverton Arts Commission and Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation.


PANCHATANTRA: Indian Dance Theater production
4pm Sunday 17th May 2015

Thank you Portland for sell out PANCHATANTRA presentation and rave reviews!! Scenes from production below.

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Jayanthi Raman presents a magical evening of Indian dance and theater through Panchatantra: Folk tales from India. The collective stories of Panchatantra are one of the most ancient stories told in India similar to Aesop's tales with morals. Animals, birds, humans all come alive in an enchanting evening of colorful costuming, dance, music and lighting. Come see authentic Indian dancing by Northwest's foremost exponent and choreographer of Indian dance with stunning cast of professionals and her own students. Raman is 2015 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commissions' Individual Artist Fellowship Award.
This project is supported by Individual Artist project grant from RACC, Portland.

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Book(s) release by OAC Fellowship recipient Dr. Jayanthi Raman
2:30pm Monday 4th May 2015
Book release ceremony Portland's5 Centers for the Arts May 2015, supported by OAC Fellowship award.            
With Brian Rogers, Executive Director, Oregon Arts Commission
Robert Bucker, Dean, College of Theater & Arts, Portland State University.
Attended by many luminaries from the field of performing arts, well wishers, students and local faculty and performers.
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Speech at the book release ceremony May 2015!
Happy New Year 2015
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2014
jayflower  NOVEMBER 2014
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company
presents:
SIGN MUDRAS
7pm Friday 21st November 2014
Venue: Tom Miles Center, Pacific University

An Experimental Dance Theater using Bharatha Natyam and Contemporary Dance with Sign Language for story telling
FREE for all.
With special guest: Ali Ray, Sign Language Interpreter

Funded in part by grant from Forest Grove Public Arts Commission
Presented
by the Theater & Dance Department, Pacific University
NOVEMBER 2014
Jayanthi Raman NATYA Dance Academy
presents:
INDIA NITE
7pm Saturday 8th November 2014
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Beaverton

Fund raiser concert for Good Samaritan Ministries
NOVEMBER 2014
Jayanthi Raman NATYA Dance Academy students perform in
:
INCREDIBLE INDIA
Rasika presentation
10am-4pm Saturday 8th November 2014
Venue: Washington County Museum, Hillsboro

Funded by grant from Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council
Community partner: Washington County Museum
OCTOBER 2014
ARTSNW SHOWCASE WINNER: JAYANTHI RAMAN DANCE COMPANY
 Soreng Theater, Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon

Jayanthi Raman Dance Company performs at Juried Showcase at the 34th Annual Northwest Booking Conference in October 2014. Performances will take place in the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon. This selection is among many west coast artists in music, dance and theater who have been touring and performing successfully for many years.
SEPTEMBER 2014
NAVRATHRI & Vidyarambam: NATYA Dance Academy students
 Natya Studio, Hillsboro
Saturday 27th September 2014: Open house Students of Natya present 'Sampradaya' Tradition of learning dance
Friday 3rd October 2014: Vidyarambam, New student enrollment and Students of Natya present Theory of dances. hastamudras, shlokam etc

Natya studio, Hillsboro
Free, All are welcome.
AUGUST 2014
Jayanthi Raman performs in 'MAYA: Illusion'

Friday 22nd AUGUST 2014
Presenter: AID Seattle
Venue: Kane Hall, University of Washington

Saturday 23rd AUGUST 2014
Presenter: Rasika
Venue: Winningstad Theater, Portland's5 (PCPA)

Newly choreographed work based on the Soundarya Lahiri
Marketing support by:
PICA & World Affairs Council of Oregon
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12th JULY 2014
RAMYA RAMAN presents 'Movements of Spring'
Contemporary dance based on Indian traditions
Presenter: Ten Tiny Dances

Supported by: Beaverton Arts Commission
RAMYA RAMAN
Friday & Saturday 18th, 19th April 2014
Venue: Russell Tripp Performance Center, Linn-Benton Community College

Presented by: Linn-Benton Community College Dance Department.
Ramya, a Fulbright scholar, has had training in Indian classical, modern dance, Salsa, Capoeira, Ballet, Bollywood etc brings her unique blend of artistry to audiences in Albany, OR
RAMYA RAMAN
Saturday 12th April 2014
Venue: LaSalle Auditorium, Oregon State University
Ramya Raman performing at La Salle Auditorium, OSU for ISA event for crowd of over 1000 people....April 2014
Dance about Goddess Kali
RASIKA presents:
SANGAMAM: Confluence of Arts
Music and Dance of India
3pm Sunday 6th April 2014
Venue: Newmark Theater
Portland Center for Performing Arts


Student Showcase

Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance Academy
 Artistic Director: Jayanthi Raman
Assisted by: Ramya Raman
 
 
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company
presents:
SIGN MUDRAS
Saturday & Sunday 22, 23 March 2014
Venue: Beaverton City Library Auditorium

An Experimental Dance Theater using Bharatha Natyam and Contemporary Dance with Sign Language for story telling
Venue: Beaverton City Library Auditorium

FREE for all.
With special guest: Dot Hearn, Sign Language Interpreter

Funded in part by Community Program Grant from Beaverton Arts Commission
The new program is funded by the non profit Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation
2013
October 2013: LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME......
Raman invited as guest artist to perform expressive piece: Abhinaya for 'Krishna Nee Begane'
by Legendary Singer Hariharan
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6th October 2013
Watch video...

GURUBYO NAMAHA April 2013


Gurubyo Namaha: Salutation to the Guru, full length evening work featured 15  dancers  to create an evening of enchanting dancing, music, mime, rhythm, stunning lighting for a classical artistic experience. Dancers from the Orissa Dance Academy lead by famed dancer Aruna Mohanty performing Odissi joined Dr. Jayanthi Raman and Ramya Raman in Bharatha Natyam offering salutation to the legendary Gurus of Indian dance.
Gurubyo Namaha received rave feedback from global audience of 350 people from Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver, Corvallis, Salem, Lake Oswego etc. including over 100 children. St. Mary's Academy Auditorium, Portland
Supported in part by Individual artist project grant for Raman from Regional Arts and Culture Council

FREE OUTREACH EVENTS 2013
Over 500 people reached through five outreach events performed by 25 students of Natya.

Lecture Demonstrations on Indian dance
25 students of Jayanthi Raman's Natya Dance Academy at

Cedar Mill Library - Cornell branch, 6:30pm Fri 5th April.
Beaverton City Library auditorium, 3pm Saturday 6th April.
Hillsboro Main Library, 2:30pm Sunday 7th April 2013.
Elsie Stuhr Center, Beaverton: 3pm Saturday 13th April
Tigard Library: 3pm Sunday 14th April
Welcome - FREE for all.
Presented by Jayanthi Raman Dance Company

2012
 SAMPRADAYA April 2012
Full length evening production

Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center presents
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company's
Sampradaya: Traditions from Temple to Theater - 2012
Bharatha Natyam dance performance SOLD OUT!!

Sampradaya dance ballet is designed for global audiences. The production is choreographed in classical Bharatanatyam dance.

Dr. Jayanthi Raman presents a beautiful full length duo Bharatha Natyam dance ballet with choreography by Dr. Jayanthi Raman, Guru Sri Dhananjayan, danseuse Priyadarshini Govind, Sri Suryanarayana Murthy of Kalakshetra with traditional costuming and elegant lighting.

Commissioned and presented by the City of Hillsboro.



Thank Thank you City of Hillsboro, Natya students, general public, Rasika, WCCLS email blasts, Hillsboro Argus, Courier and local newspapers etc for the marketing and outreach efforts to make this event a full house - sold out concert.
2011
InterArts Festival, St. Johns, OR
Featured Indian dance group
2010
 SHRISHTI: Creation
US Tour: Sept-Oct 2010; Full length evening work

Jayanthi Raman's
SHRISHTI - Creation
Original music score by Ganesh Rajagopalan (Ganesh Kumaresh)

Choreographer and artistic director Dr. Jayanthi Raman brings together a brilliant cast of musicians and dancers in the 2010 multimedia production ‘Shrishti- Creation’. Featuring Dr. Raman as the principal dancer and an illustrious 10 member troupe of dancers and accompanying live orchestra of musicians (vocal, percussion and bamboo flute); from India with lighting technician.  

Featuring three classical dance styles including Bharatha Natyam, Manipuri including Pung drummers and Odissi dancers.

Watch video of Shrishti on KLEWTV.com presented by Festival Dance Great Performance Series, ID.

Shrishti US TOUR 2010

10 Sept 2010: Lec Demonstration - Intel JFCC Auditorium
12 Sept: Concert at Newmark Theater, PCPA, Portland, OR
13 September: Lecture and master classes, Moscow, Idaho
Sept 14 2010: Workshop - Washington State University, Moscow, ID
 Sept 14 2010: Concert - Festival Dance & Performing Arts, Moscow
Sept 15 2010: Concert - College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
16 Sept: Concert at Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
18 Sept 2010: Concert - Austin IFA- India Fine Arts, Austin
September 30 Oct 2010: Lecture Demonstration -
Spokane Falls Community College & Library, Spokane, WA
2 Oct 2010: Concert at Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA
Sunday 3 October 2010: Concert at Calgary, CA
6 Oct 2010: Concert - Yakima Valley Community College, WA
7 Oct 2010: Concert at Central Washington University, WA
10 October 2010: Concert at Lemont Temple, Chicago

Portland concert supported by Individual artist grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council for production and presentation.
Commissioned by Rasika with grant from Collins Foundation.
Festival Dance concert supported by grant from National Endowment for the Arts

2008
NATYANJALI 2008
Full length evening work

Celebrating 15 years of Natya Dance School, classical, contemporary and folk dance performances by Dr. Raman, Ramya Raman and dancers of NATYA Dance School
Portland
Center
for Performing Arts to full house audiences.
2007
Heritage India 2007

Performance in classical and folk dances by Dr. Raman, Ramya Raman and dancers of NATYA Dance School

Commissioned by Microsoft - Seattle, WA
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2006

NATYA UTSAV 2006
Full length production

Featured Guest artists: NADAM Dance troupe, Bangalore, India

Portland concert Sponsored in part by Individual Artist Grant for Jayanthi Raman from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
KRISHNA BHAKTI 2006
Full length production

Choreographed by Raman, the story of Andal & Meera; Original music score by the renowned Veenai Jayanthi Kumaresh, with Manipuri dancer Sohini Ray and senior dancers of Natya
West coast tour receiving rave reviews.


Portland concert Sponsored in part by Individual Artist Grant for Dr. Jayanthi Raman from Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Media Sponsor: OPB

Raman with Manipuri dancer Sohini Ray in Krishna Bhakti ballet; music by Veenai Jayanthi Kumaresh  2006
2005
NATYANJALI 2005
Full length evening work

Brown Bag Series
Select choreographic pieces


Commissioned by Reed College, Portland
ANUBHAVA
Full length evening work

Performing Arts Society of Acadiana PASA, Lafayette, LA
Raman's collective choreographic works performed by 6 dancers and 4 musicians
Lectures, master classes on Indian music and dances presented

Commissioned by PASA Lafayette
Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
2004



GAJAMUKHA
Full length evening work

26 US City tour of Raman's new choreographic work and tenth full length ballet production; with exceptional reviews across the nation with NEFA-NDP production and touring grant support for Raman with dream team of dancers and musicians and original music score by renowned musicians from India.

GAJAMUKHA World premier in Chennai, India
Gajamukha
dance ballet World Premier was presented at Madras Music Academy, India:  September 2004
Viewed by high profile musicians and dancers including danseuse Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Mandolin U Shrinivas, Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman, Sanskrit scholar Pappu Venugopal Rao, Tamil scholar VV Subramaniam, Vocalist TM Krishna, percussionist SelvaGanesh etc.



 

GAJAMUKHA US Tour
Full length evening work

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (Presenter: PICA TBA Fest & Rasika) 
Symphony Space, New York, NY (Presenter: World Music Institute) 
Rialto Performing Art Center, Atlanta, GA (Presenter: Rialto & Gandhi Foundation) 
Flynn Performing Art Center, Burlington, VT (Presenter: Flynn) 
Listner Auditorium, Wash DC (Presenter: Washington Performing Art Society)  Wortham Performing Art Center, Houston, TX 
Metropolitan Theater, MET, Spokane 
Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota 
University of South Dakota 
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving Arts Center, TX
UW Meany Hall Seattle, WA (Presenter: UW World series) 
Lied Performing Art Center, Lincoln NE (Presenter: Lied) 
University of Cincinnati, OH 
LaSalle Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
Coral Springs Performing Art Center, Miami, FL (Asian American Council, Indian Association) 
NeuroSciences Institute, San Diego, CA 
Purdue University, IN 
Austin, TX (presenter: IFA- India Fine Arts, Austin) 
GAJAMUKHA was also presented at other cities including: Dayton, OH; Chicago, Fort Myers & Jacksonville- Florida; San Diego, New Jersey, Dallas, Austin, TX; Detroit etc.

 




GAJAMUKHA Collaborators

New original music score by five eminent musicians from India: Padmabushan Lalgudi Jayaraman, Maestro violinist & composer Vocalist, composer Padmavibushan Dr. Balamuralikrishna
Violin Maestro/Composer: Ganesh Rajagopalan 
Veena player & composer Rajesh Vaidhya
Bhagavatulu (scholar) Seetharama Sharma
New original lyrics composed by:
Sanskrit scholar Professor Pappu Venugopala Rao
Tamil scholar Professor V. V. Subramaniam
New Percussion pieces
Guru Padmashri Adyar K. Lakshman
Chendai Kesavan
2003
KRISHNA BHAKTI 2003
Full length evening work

Performed at PSU Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland, with live orchestra.

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
NATYA UTSAV 2003
Full length evening work

Deb Fennel Auditorium

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
Culture Shock Festival 2003

Newport Center for Performing Arts
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company's full length evening work

Commissioned by City of Newport, OR
2002
ANANDA TANDAVAM 2002
Full length evening work

A grand Bharatha Natyam full length dance ballet exploring the various aspects of Lord Shiva - the cosmic dancer and the divine God of dance. Accompanied by live orchestra.
Performed at Portland & Seattle, with live orchestra.

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
2001
NATYA STHUTHI 2001
Full length evening work

Performed at Portland & Seattle, with live orchestra.
Special Featured vocalist: Vainika Geetha Ramanathan Bennett
Classical Bharatha Natyam, Mohini Attam & folk dances; Deepavali and Onam Thematic Dances; Dr. Jayanthi Raman, as Principal Dancer & Senior dancers of Natya Dance Academy Concept/Choreography by Jayanthi Raman

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
Culture Shock Festival 2001

Newport Center for Performing Arts
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company presents full length evening work - Krishna Leela with 10 dancers

Commissioned by City of Newport, OR
Bharatha Natyam solo concert

Special choreographed pieces and traditional repertoire from Kalakshetra
Live orchestra of musicians
SHIVANJALI 2001
Full length evening work

Commissioned by AID, Portland; fund raiser event
2000
OM GANESHA
Full length evening work

Performed at Portland, Salt Lake city, SanJose & Seattle, with live orchestra lead by Guru Adyar Lakshman on nattuvangam.
Principal Dancer & Senior dancers of Natya Dance Academy Concept/Choreography by Jayanthi Raman Individual artist

 Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
Bharatha Natyam solo concert
Special choreographed pieces and traditional repertoire from Kalakshetra
Live orchestra of musicians

Chief Guest: Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna
Madras Music Academy, Chennai, India
1999
VANDE MATARAM
Full length evening work

Performed at Portland Center for Performing Arts.
Choreographed and presented by Portland’s renowned performing artist, teacher and choreographer - Jayanthi Raman. The ballet is an interpretation of Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s poetry through the medium of traditional music and dances of India. Featuring guest dancers- Nandita Behera (Director, Odissi Dance Circle) and Bhairavi Kumar (Director, Nrityodaya Kathak Academy) with Jayanthi Raman and artists of Natya Dance Academy. Music composed and sung by vocalist Prema Ramamurthy from India.

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
Bharatha Natyam solo concert

Special choreographed pieces of Raman and traditional repertoire from Kalakshetra
Live orchestra of musicians led by Guru Sri J. Venkatachalapathy on nattuvangam

Kapali Fine Arts, Chennai, India
1998

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
Featured classical Indian dance solo and group performances
Commissioned by OHSU Asian group

BHARATHAM
Full length evening work

Bharatham, - a traditional dance recital, starting with the invocatory dance and leading to the concluding Tillana, as in the Bharatha Natyam recitals performed in India.
The innovative item, Bhava Raga Talam, is my interpretation of the importance of these three elements of dance, to be entertaining and educational for students, experts and connoisseurs of dance. This is the fourth annual dance concert presented by Natya dance academy.
1997
 SHIVA SHAKTI  
Full length evening work

This concert featured an ensemble cast of ten musicians and dancers featuring Raman as the lead artist and accompanied by artists from India and Portland. The power and grandeur of Goddess Shakti and the God of dance Shiva are presented through the medium of Indian dance and music. Choreographed by Jayanthi Raman in the classical and distinct Bharatha Natyam style of dance, this ballet is set in classical Carnatic music of south India. Durga, Kali as well as Parvathi and Uma, the consort of Shiva and manifestations of Shakti are presented. Authentic costumes, elaborate choreography and visual effects add yet another dimension to the dance ballet.

Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.

1996
KRISHNA LEELA  
Full length evening work

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and beloved Gods in India. The story of Lord Krishna is presented in this dance drama. A colorful and exciting presentation, this ballet is a unique fusion of classical, semi-classical and folk dance styles of India. The artists adorn authentic elaborate costumes and exotic jewelry from India. The choreography brings to life the various characters potrayed. Episodes from the Mahabharath, preaching of the Bhagavat Gita, songs of Mirabai, Andal and the pranks and miracles performed by Lord Krishna are presented. This concert featured an ensemble of dancers featuring Raman as the lead artists and accompanied by artists from Natya dance academy and local artists.
Individual artist Project Grant for Jayanthi Raman  from Regional Arts & Culture Council, RACC.
1995
VALLI  
Full length evening work

This ballet is the story of the gypsy princess from South India, Valli. Her love and devotion to Lord Karthikeya and their blissful union is potrayed in this ballet. The combination of the classical dance, Bharatha Natyam and folk dances like Kavadi, Kolattam and Kurathi Attam make this ballet unique and fascinating.
1990-1999 Other Concerts & Festivals in US and India


1999: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1999: Vipanchee Festival, Madras Music Academy, India
1998: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1998: Asian Pacific Heritage American Celebration, Portland
1997: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1996: Heritage Celebrations, Beaverton Arts Commission
1996: ArtFest, Bank of America sponsored event
1996: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1995: ArtBeat Celebrations, Portland
1994: ArtQuake Festival, Portland. Featured solo dancer
1994: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1993: Natyanjali Festival, Chidambaram (photo left)
1993: NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
1993: UN Festival, Portland
1991: Louisiana State University: Lecture Demonstration and solo classical Bharatha Natyam dance concert
1991: Asian Festival, Featured Bharatha Natyam dancer, Solo concert, Portland

1990
Jayanthi Raman's premier Bharatha Natyam dance recital in Portland accompanied by live orchestra. Oregon has been her home now for the past 20 years. The concert was well attended with good press coverage; she received both preview and review for the concert.
Review
"Classical Indian dancer enchants audience. Her hands, painted with bright red dye that made each finger stand out, were almost in constant motion, moving from one mudra to another, exquisite to watch." Phil Hunt, The Oregonian, 1990.
1978-1988

Jayanthi Raman has performed numerous concerts in major cities in India since 1978. She has toured India and performed at Madras, Bombay, Durgapur, Calcutta, Sholapur, Bangalore and Orissa. She has also performed at Nepal. She has performed with eminent artists such as her guru Venkatachalapathy, her sister Smt. Radha, and cine fame Hema Malini. She and her sister have performed Bharatha Natyam, sponsored by VGP Cultural Academy, Madras, India.
Raman has performed at many dance festivals including the Kalamandir and Sankarabaranam sponsored inaugural festival in Madras. She has performed in prestigious sabhas such as the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Madras Music Academy, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore Fine Arts and at Kalaivanar Arangam, in Madras, India. She has also performed concerts sponsored by the Shipping Corporation of India, Indian Railways, Department of Tourism and at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.
Raman has performed in numerous productions done by Bharatha Choodamani under the auspices of guru and director, Adyar K. Lakshman. She has done many fund raising concerts for local charities in India.