is a multimedia musical theater production depicting the
unity inherent in the vast diversity of cultures across the
Indian subcontinent. It explores the diversity
and plurality that exists in the very nature of Indian culture,
through music, dance and a journey through the multi-faceted
aspects of India. Chitram is coming soon to the
Minneapolis area on Sunday the 2nd of October. See Upcoming Events for
premiered at the Asian Cultural Festival, Wright State
University in April 2005 and was an overwhelming success
instantly. The performance was hailed by the campus
community and the general public as a moving and powerful
experience. It was performed yet again in the Detroit area and
Cincinnati OH where it was celebrated widely as a moving
portrayal of India. It has also been performed at Wilmington
College. Its 2009
performance at Tampa was a spectacular success when
Chitram brought a large community of artists and audiences
together in an unprecedented manner.
Chitram has been
conceived and created by Cincinnati based Kanniks Kannikeswaran, a
visionary musician, composer and music educator with several
recordings and productions to his credit.
Highlights of Chitram
•A powerful music score
performed live by a 50 member team of artists (including a
choir, dancers and soloists).
•A seamless integration
of diverse music and dance forms of India through a gripping
storyline that traces the cultural history of the Indian
diaspora in the context of today’s globalized world.
images portraying the stunning diversity of Indian culture,
choreographed to flow with the music and add to the story
"Chitram was very creative and
original in theme and in production. As a talented artist,
you have combined the right chemistry to the group to not
only connect with one another but also with the audience who
was mesmerized with the magnificence and fluidity of the
Mai Nguyen, Director,
Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center, Wright State
dancing and music and narratives were just outstanding. It
looked like everything went off without a hitch and I heard
many good comments as I was leaving. And we all learned a
India at the sametime.."
Denny Rogers, GM
Controls, COE - GE Aviation
was great. One of the best concerts I have seen..."
D. GM Lean Six Sigma GE Aviation
" I was very much
impressed and moved. I have no doubt that all of us who came
to see the performance must have felt that they learned
something, and that they wished the performance had not
Audience Member at the
world premiere of Chitram, April 2005
“a mesmerizing combination of Indian
hymns and instrumentals in conjunction with Western melodic
creations that together had the effect of an inspiring
symphony.. An effort such as Chitram is exceedingly crucial
in the globalized world of today..”
Prof Monish Chatterji, University of
“… India as never portrayed
“… a moving experience….”
For more information please contact
Kanniks Kannikeswaran at 513 226 0676.
"A must see for those that want
to learn about India..."