Musician, Technologist & Theorist Manjunan Gnanaratnam works as an Interdisciplinary Artist within all contexts of Modern, Post-Modern, Contemporary Concert and Experimental Dance.
"A thoughtful, wise and sincere Innovator. A Platonic Composer and Artist commanding a vast experience of making Music and thinking about Dance in its relation to Sound" - Johannes Birringer, Choreographer, DAP-LAB, 2016.
Work referenced in "Making Music for Modern Dance: Collaboration in the formative Years of a new American Art" - Katherine Teck, Author, 2011
On developing the Open Source Dance Methodology- "What Open Source Dance provides is unprecedented in Dance and it is needed" - Julie Kerr-Berry, Dance Historian, 2008
On the score for evening length work Gravity Games, Red Eye Theater- "Otherworldly..."- Star Tribune, 2000.
"But it is as a Composer for Dance that he really excels....." - James Payton, Choreographer, Composer and former soloist, Jose Limon Dance Company. 1995.
As a Musician, I am only inspired by Complex Human Movement Structures. Modern, Post Modern, Contemporary Concert and Experimental Dance (Western Movement Vocabulary) and its history of Multidisciplinary Complexities, Kinesthetic Ideologies, Collaborative Processes and Dialogs, and an environment of continued Avant-Garde thinkings, allows me a platform, incomparable to anything else, where my creativity and imagination can exist freely. -Manjunan Gnanaratnam