South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute


Sun, November 17, 2013 | Lanier High School

4:00 PM

A Bharathanatyam Portrayal of Indian Divinities with live orchestra fromIndia.
WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 @ 4 P.M.
WHERE: Lanier High School, 1201 Peyton Gin Road, Austin.
Tickets: $50 (Block reserved); $25 (general admission); $15 (Stds, Srs & Children above 5); IFA members free
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                                              ‘Nadanamamani’  Lavanya Ananth

 Established as a talented new generation danseuse of India, Lavanya Ananth represents the graceful picturesque Vazhuvoor style of Bharathanatyam. She has had  the privilege of  being   under the tutelage of master  artists  like S.K.Rajarathnam Pillai and  K.J.Sarasa.  A firm believer in tradition and innovation, Lavanya Ananth presents her art form as an offering of  her inner self with    sculpted  lines of perfection and symmetry in pure dance and   deeply involved emotions in expressive dance.. She tours extensively presenting her choreographic works as a solo performer  and conducts workshops internationally   throughout Asia, Europe , Australia and the United States.
She is the recipient of the prestigious ‘Ustaad Bismillah Khan- Yuva Puraskar’from Sangeet Natak Akademi, an apex body for culture in New Delhi, India  in recognition of her extraordinary services in the field of art at a young age. 

Deva Nruthya – The Celestial Art of the Ancient

'Deva Nruthya' is  a compilation of  original choreographic works of  the dancer  Lavanya Ananth  and encompasses a variety of poetry and technique within the classical boundaries of  Bharathanatyam grammar in different Indian languages. It  conjures up the enchanting images of the various Indian Divinities and their celestial union through  the language of Nruthya or Dance.

She will be accompanied by a live musical ensemble from India
Nattuvangam - Neela Srinivasan
Vocal - Murali Parthasarathy
Mridangam-  M.S.Sukhi
Violin- Kalaiarasan Ramanathan
Lighting design - Suresh Rajendran

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