Set Design - A Million Sitas - a performance work by Anita Ratnam
A Million Sita - written, directed and performed by Dr Anita Ratnam
JOMBA! 2018, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban
In 2018 Chhiba was commissioned to design a set for A Million Sitas, a one woman performance, by acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Anita Ratnam. Heralded as one of the forerunners of Indian contemporary dance, Ratnam’s performance weaves the many disciplines of dance, theatre, ritual, archaeology and women’s issues. A Million Sitas is a re-telling of the classic Ramayana, using every weapon in her creative dance arsenal – voice, movement, song, dance, and storytelling – to illuminate the character of Sita.
Chhiba's commissioned work debuted as the new set of this ongoing performance at the JOMBA! 2018 festival, and has since been used for Ratnam's performances in the US.