BHARATA NATYAM SHOWS
Ginette’s extensive experience and personal vitality have led her to produce several Bharata Natyam shows including Bhumi Pranam, a tribute to the earth, in June 2008, Krishna, the flute player in March 2008, Ananda (joy) in 2007, Offering in 2006, Devi – the goddess in 2005, Pushpaputa – Offering in 2005, Rasa – emerging movements of classical Indian dance between 2001 and 2004 and Puja in 2002. She created two Bharata Natyam choreographies accompanied by live musicians: first a solo, Radha and Krishna, presented in March 2008, as well as a piece for four dancers called The Firebird, a Bharata Natyam Dance, with an original musical composition by Antoine Ouellette presented at a show called Bhumi Pranam, a tribute to the earth in June 2008.
In order to deepen her art and experiment with new dance forms, Ginette Dion is now creating a personal gestural vocabulary having its source in Bharata Natyam. Utilizing the rhythms, emotions and sculptural poses of this traditional classical art, she has given new life to a personal and contemporary form of dance. From this inspiration, several choreographies were born, namely For Once (Pour une fois, 2001), Khajuraho (2001), Goddess (Déesse, 2002), Bodies in rhythm (Corps en cadence, 2002) and A float (À flots, 2004). In order to continue exploring her artistic expression in Bharata Natyam and in contemporary dance, Ginette founded SATTVIKA DANSE in March 2005.