Quiet, Please!

Quiet, Please! is 60 minutes of pure indulgence - excellent live music, vibrant visuals and the ultimate dance experience.  Quiet, Please! combines energetic and entertaining dance choreographed by Nina Rajarani with exceptional live music composed and led by Y Yadavan.  The work weaves a romantic love triangle set in India around the hurly burly of the manic London business world that is driven by aggression and competition.

Weaving two choreographies into one, the performance starts off with a projection of a beautiful but lonely female living in India in a colourful mansion.   In true cinematic style she is nurturing a lamp symbolising her undying hope that her childhood sweetheart, now in London, will return to her soon.  Meanwhile on stage, an energised display (QUICK!) of 4 male Bharatanatyam London businessmen unravels.

Her childhood sweetheart returns to India only to find that things are not as he dreamt them to be.  A love triangle evolves…

Artistic Direction, Choreography: Nina Rajarani
Music Direction and Composition: Y Yadavan
Lighting Design: Ben Pacey
Costume Design: Nina Rajarani
Film: Satu Tuomisto (London), BrandedFilmz (Chennai, India)
Technical Management: Stuart Walton


2007 Tour Venues:

Playbox Theatre, Warwick
Trestle Arts Base, St Albans
Alsagar Arts Centre, Stoke on Trent
Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
Dance City, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Square Chapel Centre for Arts, Halifax
Harrow Arts Centre, Middlesex
Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
Arc Theatre, Stockton-On-Tees
Move It! 2007, London
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
The Place, Robin Howard Theatre (2 nights), London
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Hextable Dance, Kent

‘State of the World’, promoted by Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon .

Audience Feedback:

It was marvellous and breathtaking. Thank you so much! (Hilary Rourke, November 2006)

This show is splendid, awesome and definitely a stress reliever! (Raja Ravipati, November 2006)

Press Feedback:
"...its stamping percussive energies and mimetic animation are filled with frantic testosterone vanity and the high-powered stress of the modem businessman. Rajarani's take on classical Indian dance is invigorating."  (Times of India about 'Quiet Please!')

“The nicest surprise is Nina Rajarani's QUICK! in which four guys in city clothes dance the most testosterone-infused Bharatanatyam I have seen.” (The Guardian about 'Quiet Please!' )

“The pace is insane. But the classical precision of the dancing never falters.”
(Observer about 'Quiet Please!')

Arts Council England The Place Prize Take Art dance
Playbox Theatre

Quiet Please!