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Bharatanatyam Practitioner & Teacher

Date & Time

Sunday Sun, 25 Feb 2024 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Free Entry on a First Come First Served basis on RSVP and availability.

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

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.

Orchestra Ensemble

Nattuvangam – Jagadishwar Sukumar
Vocal – Vasudha Shastry
Mridangam – Vinay Nagarajan
Flute – Mahesha Swamy
Veena – Gopal Venkataramana
Lights – Surya Rao

Artistes

Ramaa Venugopalan

Bharatanatyam Practitioner & Teacher

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

Nattuvangam

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

Vocals

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

Mridangam

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.

He is also part of the trio Rasa Triangle which has received lot of appreciation for its intimate audience performances.

Mahesha Swamy

Flute

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.

Gopal Venkataramana

Veena
Gopal Venkataramana hails from a traditional family with a musical background trained under his mother Smt. Y V Ratna and his father, Vidwan S Venkataramana, underwent advanced training under renowned Veena artiste Vidushi Smt. Geetha Ramanand. Representing the Mysore Bani, he has played numerous solo Veena and Veena alongside his Guru in various concerts across the length and breadth of India and United States of America l He is an ‘A’ grade artiste of AIR Bangalore and Doordarshan.