Three Aksha presents Sajeeva: A Unique and Innovative Bharatanatyam choreography, July 3

Three Aksha is known for their innovative approach to presenting the tradition and heritage of Indian culture and art, Three Aksha brings the beautiful intricacies of Indian dance and music to public audiences in “Sajeeva”: A Unique and Innovative Bharatanatyam choreography. Creation, rehearsals and workshop phases are open to the community, will culminate in a public performance at the Painted Bride Arts Center on July 3, 2018 at 6.30 P.M.

Prof. C.V.Chardrasekhar at age 84, one of India’s senior-most Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, researcher, musician, composer and a very highly acclaimed teacher, will be returning to Philadelphia this summer. After a week-long intensive workshop process with master artist, Three Aksha will be presenting an evening-length choreography of Prof. C.V.Chandrasekhar.

“Sajeeva” presentation of finest Bharatanatyam technique and innovative choreographies of Prof. C.V Chandrasekhar. The presentation is aimed at displaying how highly classified form like Bharatanatyam is made contemporary within its own grammar and is presented to the connoisseurs. Alongside some of his original choreographies, Three Aksha will also be presenting his work “Kreeda”. A lively representation of universally known games through the medium of Bharatanatyam. Choreography involves most popular desi games like hopscotch, skipping to the mellifluous music bringing an additional dimension to the choreography. Presentation of Kreeda is through vocabulary and grammar of Bharatanatyam.

In addition, Prof. C.V.Chandrasekhar will be performing few of his masterpiece choreographies to the audience in Philadelphia.  Prof. C.V.Chandrasekhar is highly acclaimed for uniqueness and original approach. Philadelphia is fortunate for his return.

Open to ALL, these workshops/ showcases are focused on increasing appreciation and audience attendance for traditional Indian art in Philadelphia and on enabling second generation Indians to connect to their roots in a new place and time.

“There is an absolute scarcity of resources and knowledge with regards to south Indian classical dance or music,” explains Viji Rao. “In my role as a practitioner and educator in the community, I see the need and necessity to have a workshop/lecture demonstration about the intricate rhythm and pattern that goes into creating a beautiful art form of Bharatanatyam.”

A sincere thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and Three Aksha for making this performance possible.

Three Aksha was founded in Philadelphia in 2003 by Artistic Director Viji Rao. Three Aksha seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography in the Philadelphia area and in other ethnically diverse regions of the world. Three Aksha has performed in major cities across the US, the UK, Europe, and India.

Three Aksha has been recognized for its development of new choreography within the realm of classical Indian tradition, and for its work in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam, which is renowned for its focus on the body. The company’s dancers have trained in Kalakshetra Bharatanatyam under Viji for a minimum of six years, and have also studied under teachers in India.

In addition to its active performance and touring schedule, Three Aksha shares its expertise in Indian dance in workshops and lecture-demonstrations throughout the Delaware Valley. As a complement to the socially conscious themes that frequently play into the company’s performance work, Three Aksha engages with social issues by working with youth and with fundraising programs.

Three Aksha presents “Sajeeva”
July 03, 2018 at 6.30 P.M
Painted Bride Arts Center, 230, Vine Street, Philadelphia
Advance Tickets $30, At the Door $35, Student/Children: $20