Merging of Two Worlds
 

Praise him with the timbrel tambura and dance Bharatanatyam: Praise him with stringed instruments veenai and organs harmoniums.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals salangai: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals mridangam and nattuvangam.

  Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 150: 4-6

  •  Rani’s view on The Art of Christianizing, 2000  

  • India Trip brochure, 2007

  • From the Known to the Unknown – Dance Conference, 2007 

Total Dances on Christian Themes 120:  

Anjali, Padham, Tillana etc. as part of KNS syllabus – dance steps choreographed to other’s music

  1. Aalabanai Seiguvaen ragam Lathangi, composer Jolly Abraham, 1996
  2. Anugraha Datta Yeshu, Yesu-Yesu-Yesu 1996.
  3. Bhagyavathi, (on Mother Mary)  vocal Indira Jayamangala, lyrics Susan Mathew, 1996
  4. Devapitha (Psalms 23) traditional,1994
  5. En Athumavae (Psalms 103) ragam Mohanam, composer Shyamsunder, 1998
  6. Eraiva Nee Oru Sangeetham  ragam Hindolam, album Thaagam, vocal S.P.Balasubramaniam, 1996
  7. Kanngalai Yeruduppaen (Psalms 121) ragam Kalyani, traditional, 2006 DHRISTIBEDHA
  8. Kovil, (church dedication) Vellore Diocese 2013
  9. Maamari Gouvtvm ragam Amrudhavarshini, composer Michael Amaladas, 2010
  10. Mathuram (sweet name of Jesus) Tamil, ragam Kalyani, 1999
  11. Mathuram Telugu, ragam Kalyani, 1999
  12. Nadanamaaduvai Siyone,  ragam Naathanamagiri, 1902 composer Aruldas, 2013
  13. Natyathin Jathi, ragam Kalyani, 2007
  14. Natyathin Jathi Malayalam Nina’s Arangetram, ragam Kalyani, 2013
  15. Paattum Pannum, ragam Abheri, 2006
  16. Salangaiyin jathigal, ragam Abheri, Kalaikaveri, , 2007
  17. Seer Yesu Nathanukku Jaya Mangalam, ragam Maand, vocal K.S.Chitra, traditional,1994
  18. Shri Yeshu patham bhaje (Malayalam devotional), Anitha’s Arangetram 2013
  19. Thiruvadiye, ragam Amrudhavarshini, 2005
  20. Tillana, ragam Misra Sivaranjini, lyrics Ranidevi, 2007
  21. Unnai enakku kaattaiya, ragam Kalyani-Mohanam, Rachel’s Arangetram, 2007
  22. Varavendum entharase, traditional, 2013
  23. Velli Swarangalil, ragam Hamswadwani, 1994
  24. Yesu Baratham, 2007
  25. Poorna Azhagullavar
  26. Athi Mangala Karanane choreographed by Aarthi Prem

Creative Productions, Dramatic, Padhavarnams – music, lyrics, dance steps – entire composition of Ranidevi

  1. Aathi Creation, composer Ranidevi, 2000 Entire Story of the Creation enacted to the veenai music of Shri Balachander
  2. Annai Mariyalae ragam Madyamavati, composer Shyamsunder, lyrics Ranidevi, 1997Ode to Mother Mary with the different names she is called.
  3. Beattitudes Ragamaligai vocal Ranjini, lyrics Ranidevi, 2003 Sivashtakam music adapted to inculcate the Beattitudes given by Christ on Sermon on the Mount, something that Mahatma Gandhi included in his daily prayers
  4. Dasaniyamaha, Ragamaligai, vocal late Lalitha Swaminathan, lyrics Ranidevi, 1999 The Ten Commandments with cause and effect stories from Old and New Testament
  5. Eraiye entha thamatham, ragam Sankarabaranam, vocal late Lalitha Swaminathan, lyrics Ranidevi, 1999 Padhavarnam on the Second Coming of Christ
  6. Erul suzhnthe Eravin Velai vocal late Raji Balasubramaniam, lyrics Vallabai Isaac, 1986 The different emotions that Mother Mary experienced during the birth of Christ
  7. Kristuva Gouvtvm Naattai, adapted from music of Muralidharan, lyrics Ranidevi, 2007 Several stories of Christ embedded as a one-line story in this Gouvtvam or Kauvthuvam.
  8. Kurathi  vocal Jyothi Tayi, composer Ranidevi, 1994 An imaginative composition:  child Kurathi goes in search of Baby Jesus and misses, teen Kurathi hears of him speaking in the temple but misses him again, adult Kurathi hears of his miracles but by the time she gets to see Him, she hears of His crucifixion, she rushes and finally gets the glimpse of Him ascending to heaven.
  9. Mariyen mainthan, Padhavarnam in ragam Todi, vocal E. P. Sudev, lyrics Ranidevi, 2007  Padhavarnam that includes stories of Yesu and His mother
  10. Natha Nee Prov 31, Padhavarnam in ragam Sriranjini, vocal Lalitha Swaminathan, lyrics Ranidevi, 2001 The qualities of a woman is brought out in this padhavarnam
  11. Siddhartha – Religions,  composer Ranidevi, 2011  The four religions – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism
  12. Yesu Story, vocal E. P. Sudev, composer Ranidevi, Jonathan’s Arangetram, 2006  Life of Christ with narration in English
  13. Jonah, composer Ranidevi, 1995  Story of Jonah set to edited music
  14. Samson composer Ranidevi, 1994   Story of Samson set to edited music
  15. Christ’s Birth for KCS composer Ranidevi, 2005  Nativity merged with classicals
  16. Navarasa Penmani, lyrics Ranidevi, 2004 [not staged yet] Nine Women from the Bible – padhavarnam
  17. Sapta Srishti Nina’s Arangetram, 2013  The seven days of creation
  18. Sapta Shakti [not staged yet]  The seven powers of Christ 
  19. Sapta Udahara [not staged yet]  The seven parables given by Christ

Staged – one time performance for the occasion 

  1. Aiyaiya nan vanthen, , 2006,
  2. Akilandeswari, Rishabapriya, 1992,
  3. Amala Dyabara, 1994,
  4. Ananda Manangal, Ranjini, 1999,
  5. Anbae un thiruvadi saranam, Mohanam, 2008,
  6. Annaiye Mamariye, composer Michael Amaladas, 2011,
  7. Anudinam Dyani, 1996,
  8. Arokiya mathave, Ragamaligai, 1997,
  9. Arokyamathavai Kondaduvom, 1997,
  10. Arul Perum Jothi, 1990,
  11. Bethalaiyil , 2010,
  12. Bethalaiyil piranthavarai, 2001,
  13. Boat Christian Orekal (Mal), 1997,
  14. Deivachudare thene amudhe, 1996,
  15. Devanae unthan patham, 2009,
  16. En Eneya Deivamae, 2009,
  17. En Mana Rajyathil, 2008,
  18. Ennai azhaitha en Deva, 1996,
  19. Entho Sundara Mainave, Kalyani, 2001,
  20. Eraivanai Pugazhkindra, Abheri, 2001,
  21. Esaipaadal pala padiye, Amritavarshini, 1993,
  22. Evarae Perumaan, Sankarabaranam, 2001,
  23. Indhiya desam (Mary Matha), 1998,
  24. Kadal alai (Velankani), 1997
  25. Karunai Malaiye Marymatha, 1997,
  26. Maname Mariyay naadu, 1999,
  27. Manasa Veenaine (Telugu), 2003,
  28. Mangala Nayagi, 1997, ,
  29. Maragatha Veenai, Amrudhavarshini, 2003,
  30. Mooveru Deva, , 2007,
  31. Na Manakkuthu, , 2005,
  32. Nadilla (Israelites Exodus), , 1990,
  33. Namakor meetpar piranthullar , 2004,
  34. Nenjae Nee, Sriragam, 1985,
  35. Orekaal (Malayalam) Boat, , 1997,
  36. Parisutha Aaviyale, Kalyani, 1992,
  37. Rajathi Rajan, , 1994,
  38. Saptaswarangalin sangamam,  , 2003,
  39. Seerum Selvamum, , 2001,
  40. Senaigalin, Bilahari, 2001,
  41. Thathai thiru, , 1997,
  42. Thaye Dayabara, , 1996,
  43. Veguva (Telugu), Ragamaligai, 2003,
  44. Velankanikku Sendruvanthal, , 1997,
  45. Yesu En Ulla Namamae Mal, Mayamalavagowla, 2003,
  46. Yesu raththam jayam, Sankarabaranam, 2006,
  47. Yesu Sabdam, 2003,
  48. Yesu Varuvaraiya, 1994,
  49. Yesuvae Kirubasanapathiye, 1993,
  50. Yesuvaiye Thoothi Sei, Tillangu, 1996,
  51. Yetrugamma grp light-vilakku dance, 1997,
  52. Yezhaiyin Manathil, 1994,