Anitah Kumar is a Brisbane-based cellist, creative producer, educator and law student, who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of performance, art and music and blurring the lines of genre.
Anitah joined DeepBlue in 2015 for their signature show, India Stories and since 2018, has co-produced the music education program, YoungBlue. Anitah now sits as a board members of DeepBlue as a not-for-profit arts organisation.
In 2018, taking inspiration from the resurgence of contemporary strings in popular culture, Anitah created the all female, four-piece string group, Luminescence. In pursuing their passion for multi-disciplinary collaboration, Luminescence have worked on projects with a colourful spectrum of creatives – from visual artist, Chris Mangos, to indie-psych outfit, The Jensens. Luminescence is featured on The Jensen’s latest album, Hammer and Blush, and are currently working on their own debut album, Midsummer.
As well as being a core member of Luminescence and DeepBlue Orchestra, Anitah currently enjoys playing in the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and dabbling in bass guitar. From here, Anitah aims to continue to find unique ways to combine her many artistic interests and create innovative and immersive audience experiences. A creative resident and producer of the inner-city arts space, Superodinary, Anitah’s latest projects are centred around providing space and performance opportunities for emerging artists, women and people of colour in multi-arts events.