" DEVA NRUTHYA" - THE CELESTIAL ART OF THE ANCIENT By ‘Nadanamamani’ Lavanya Ananth
Sun, November 17, 2013 • 4:00 PM • Lanier High School
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' 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
Violin- Kalaiarasan Ramanathan
Lighting design - Suresh Rajendran