The India Music and Dance Society presents “Maargam – A Divine Journey”, a Bharatanatyam dance performance by Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon. The artists are alumni of Kalakshetra, Chennai in India. This event will take place on Saturday October 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Tickets are $30, $25 and $20 with a $10 discount for seniors and students. All seats are reserved and tickets can be bought online at http://sruti.tix.com.
Partners in Dance as well as in Life, Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon are one of the prominent young Dance Duos in the discipline of Bharatanatyam. They have performed widely in India and elsewhere. They will be accompanied by a live orchestra that includes Murali Parthasarathy on vocal, M . Venkatakrishnan on Nattuvangam, R. Karthikeyan on mridangam and Easwar Ramakrishnan on the violin.
Shijith Nambiar, an ex-faculty member of Kalakshetra, Chennai, the world renowned institution founded by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, is a brilliant Bharatanatyam performer with an unerring grasp of rhythmic intricacies. A versatile Dancer, an exceptional Nattuvanar and a unique choreographer, Shijith Nambiar has already made his presence felt in India and abroad in the discipline of Bharatanatyam. He has travelled around the globe with the repertory company of “Kalakshetra” and worked in Guadeloupe, U.S.A, Canada, U.K. and France as a choreographer and performer. Apart from his skill as a choreographer, teacher and performer, Shijith Nambiar is also a trained percussionist. He was conferred with the “Yuvakalabharathi Title” in 2007 by Bharat Kalachar for all rounder in Bharatanatyam, Nattuvangam and Choreography.
Parvathy Menon born and brought up in Kuwait has completed her post diploma in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra. She is an exemplary example of the Kalakshetra baani (tradition). The excellent stage presence and exceptional bhavabhinaya demonstrated by Parvathy makes her distinct and exemplary. Parvathy has travelled widely around the globe as one of the lead performers of the Kalakshetra repertory Company. Her most demanding role has been that of Christine in Masquerade of Kalakshetra which was widely acclaimed by eminent exponents of the discipline.
Shijith and Parvathy, together they explore the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, together they worship the spirituality of Bharatanatyam, together they pursue the dialogue of cultures in Bharatanatyam and finally together they take you to experience “Bharatanatyam”.
Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Philadelphia area and founded in 1986. Sruti’s principal mission is to promote and present Indian classical music and dance. In addition Sruti also seeks to educate the Philadelphia community at large about Indian arts.
Maargam – A Divine Journey
Saturday October 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Tickets are $30, $25 and $20 with a $10 discount for seniors and students.
All seats are reserved and tickets can be bought online at http://sruti.tix.com.