PRANA VRIKSHA
(TREE SOUL)
Première: National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, 1997

Choreography, dancer: Anjali
Music Original score: John Armstrong
Mask: Erin Robertson
Costumes: Carol Millett, Anjali
Images: Tony and Anne-Marie Gaston
Headdress: Andree Pouliot
Costumes and design: Anjali, Pat Nuell
Choreography Coach: Patricia Beatty
Story

Inspired by a short Japanese Noh Play concerning a tree that seeks salvation. It affirms the divinity of nature. A priestess enters and performs rituals, after which the tree, on learning that it can possess soul dances until it unites with the infinite.