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DR. SHRIYA SRINIVASAN
Dr. Shriya Srinivasan is the disciple and daughter of Guru Sujatha Srinivasan, Artistic Director, Shri Kalaa Mandir. She has been practicing Bharathanatyam for the past 25 years and is known for her vibrant stage presence, emotive capacity and ability to blend sharp Nrtta with elegant grace. She has performed widely in the United States and India and was recently featured in the Madras Music Academy’s Midyear, Spirit of Youth, and HCL Festivals.
She co-founded the Anubhava Dance Company, comprised of first-generation Indian-American Bharathanatyam dancers and musicians, and has toured over 14 cities with her new productions, winning great acclaim. An upcoming Carnatic vocalist, passionate about Sanskrit and yoga, she brings a holistic approach to her art.She recently co-choreographed Vivarta:Transformations- an original work on environmental conservation, which premiered at the Cleveland Public Theatre for DanceWorks 2019.
Shriya is a professor at Harvard University and aims to bring current social themes to life through the beauty and pristine form of the classical Indian arts. She applies her research in biomechanics and sensory feedback to develop better practices for dancing and enabling audiences to experience and interact with the complexity of Bharathanatyam.