Five of our dance teachers and many of their students will be presenting together a program which is the result of several workshops conducted for students and teachers.
Antaranga is an 8-part series of lecture-demonstrations for general music enthusiasts as well as for students looking to gain a deeper appreciation of the aesthetic thought process of Carnatic music.
In Samhita, dance and music come together to form a holistic expression. The performance draws from the various improvisational elements of Carnatic Music – including aalapana, taanam, neraval, kalpana swaram and viruttam
Sangeetha Sivakumar is among the most respected musicians in the field of Carnatic music, performing for over thirty years. While residing in Kochi, she started learning music at the age of 9, from Sri K.P. Vasu of Calicut. In 1987, she moved from Kochi to Chennai and became the disciple of the senior musician, Smt Charumathi Ramachandran.
Radhe Jaggi, a graduate of Kalakshetra Foundation, is a disciple of Leela Samson. She has a post diploma in Arts Management from Dakshina Chitra, Chennai.Radhe spent the first two years of her career performing in over sixty temples across Tamil Nadu.
Sankari Krishnan M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras, was initiated into music at Thiruvanaikoil, Trichy by Shri K.S.Subramanian. His encouragement had fired a passion in Sankari to pursue music as a career.
Heartbeat Ensemble is a professional musical ensemble performing Indian Classical Music, with a lot of percussion accent with many dynamic performers, enchanting instruments and reverberating rhythms.
Vidushi S. Sowmya is one of the world’s leading exponents of the Carnatic (South Indian classical) tradition of vocal music. She is reputed for her deeply classical style and for her large repertoire spanning a wide spectrum of composers, including some of the rarest works of the Carnatic Trinity.
“Mitra” is a Bharatanatyam Margam that explores intersections in the themes of Indian poetry. The concept of prema, or eternal love, is age-old and performed by many performers from the temple to the proscenium stage.
Dancers Viraja and Shyamjith will be conduction a dance workshop. A limited number of places are still available for participants who may be interested. Please contact Dhvani at 614 537 7574, or Sukanya Chand or Ami Majmudar for details on availability and other questions about this workshop.
My story starts in the beautiful, quaint city of Ottawa in Canada – where I was born. My parents noticed that I loved singing as a child, and had to be pulled away from mikes! Although they had no background in music, they returned to India when I was hardly 4, with a vision that I should sing. Whatever I am today, is on account of their foresight and encouragement towards my music!
Sunil Gargyan is a budding young artist making waves in the Carnatic scene. He started his musical journey at the age of three. Sunil was initiated in carnatic music by Nagai Sri Bhashyam and furthered under Sri P. B. Shrirangachari.
Placed amongst the 50 most influential soft powers in India by the Open Magazine, Palghat Ramprasad is one of the most sought after South Indian Carnatic music vocalist both in India and abroad.
Dr Gowri Ramnarayan has curated this centenary tribute to celebrate the legacy of DK Pattammal (1919- 2009), the matriarch of Carnatic music. Gowri's story telling is based on her research, reading and close personal interaction with the legendary vocalist.