Anvaya: The Connection is a multimedia Bharathanatyam performance that aims to reveals the artistic connections that bind Bharatanatyam – Kolam – Temple Architecture. Ideated, developed, designed and performed by Bharatanatyam soloist Ramaa Venugopalan, Anvaya is an immersive experience for audience to soak in the beauty, intelligence and the intrinsic purpose of our cultural practices and art forms.
Vocal – Vasudha Shastry
Mridangam – Vinay Nagarajan
Flute – Mahesha Swamy
Veena – Gopal Venkataramana
Lights – Surya Rao
Ramaa Venugopalan is a leading practitioner and teacher of Bharatanatyam, with over three decades of experience in performing and imparting this ancient art form.
A firm believer in the traditional vocabulary and diktat of the dance form, she holds a Master’s Degree in Bharatanatyam and its allied subjects such as Indian Philosophy, Indian History and study of Temple Architecture. As a writer of arts, her articles are widely published in art magazines and portals, where she shares her thoughts and ideas about the uncompromising versatility of the art form, its diktats and trajectory in the current scenario.
Ramaa regularly conducts talks and demonstrations to a cross section of audience to help them endear themselves to the dance form through videos and lecture demonstrations. She has been a solo artist for over three decades and is known for her conviction in the traditional repertoire, the aesthetic glory and emotional intensity she brings to her performances.
She is the founder of Lakshmi Kalaalayam, she imparts training to a few serious students who have already made a mark as seasoned performers and are promising upcoming artists.
Jagadishwar Sukumar is a young Bharatanatyam exponent, and a disciple of Ramaa Venugopalan. He is also a musician and a poet, composing for dance productions and other musical media. He is a serious student of dance making his mark as an artist to watch out, for his technical finesse, grace and intense performing capabilities. He is also a teacher of Science for high schoolers at the Steiner School, Bangalore.
Vasudha Shastry is a renowned vocalist of Bengaluru. Trained under several legends namely Sri Subramanya Shastry, Sri Balakrishnappa, Sri Tirumalai Srinivas, she is one of the most sought out vocalist for Bhāratanatyam artist in India and abroad. She is a B High grade artists of Doordarshan and is the founding member of Srivani center of Performing Arts
Vinay Nagarajan M
Vinay Nagarajan M is a disciple of Sri N Narayanaswamy and he’s currently learning from Vid Bangalore SV Balakrishna. He is a direct B high grade artist in Mridangam and B grade in Konnakol from All India Radio, Bengaluru. He has accompanied various Carnatic musicians in prestigious sabhas and music festivals through India and abroad. He has also been accompanying Sampradaya Bhajan and Bharatanatyam performances and has toured to various countries. He is a teacher of Mridangam and konnakol to various students worldwide.
Mahesha Swamy is a renowned flautist and musician of Bengaluru. A disciple of Karnataka Kalashree Guru Vidwan Shree M.S.Shreenivasamurthy, he is the most sought-after accompanying musician for dancers. He is known for his musical acumen and adding immense value to the production and dance aesthetics and sensibilities. He is also an accomplished music composer and poet.