REFERENCES

" A thoughtful, wise and sincere Innovator, a Platonic Composer and Artist commanding a vast experience of making Music and thinking about Dance in its relation to Sound. He strikes me as a Horseman of the Divine"

- Johannes Birringer, Artistic Director/Choreographer, DAP-Lab. - 2016

 

Work referenced in-

  "Making Music for Modern Dance: Collaboration in the formative years of a new American Art"-
 
- Book, Author, Katherine Teck - 2011 

 

On developing the "Open Source Dance" methodology -

"What Open Source Dance provides, is unprecedented in Dance, and it is needed"

-Dr. Julie Kerr-Berry, Dance Historian- 2008

 

On the score for evening length work, GRAVITY GAMES, Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis MN.

"Otherworldly"

- Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN- 2000

"But it is as a Composer for Dance that Mr. Gnanaratnam really excels. Here he is freer to explore a more richly textured and structurally complex contribution to the choreographic images. He has composed many scores for a variety of Choreographers in a variety of styles showing great versatility in his compositions. And most importantly, he has an ability to "get inside" the expressive center of the choreography and to create musical imagery that, in turn, helps the audience to experience more deeply this expressive center. It is this intuitive ability that Mr. Gnanaratnam has that distinguishes him as a composer and, in particular, as a composer for Dance."

    -James Payton, Soloist, Jose Limon Dance Company, NY- 1995

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