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05-30-2010, 02:39 AM #1
Ritu Beri ‘lights up’ A R Rahman for world tour
Oscar winning Indian music director A R Rahman is ready to embark on his ‘Jai Ho!’ world tour which begins with a concert in New York on June 11.
During the world tour through 20 major international arenas and cities, Rahman will take the stage in dresses especially designed by Ritu Beri.
Since each concert will have Rahman performing 24 songs, Beri has come up with as many costume variations for him. Among them will be illuminated LED outfits and dresses with elements of Indian dance forms like Kathak and Bharatnatyam and even Sufi influence.
Beri is also designing clothes for Rahman’s troupe of singers and dancers.
“The clothes will be a theatrical experience that blends new technology with traditional elegance. There are over 300 clothes, an amalgamation of youthful modernity and elaborate Indian dressage, keeping intact the heritage and traditions of India with a new modern, contemporary presentation,” Beri is quoted as saying.
The designer will herself join the troupe at the Paris concert on July 17...being a human...