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Sruti presents

Jwala

a Bharatanatyam Performance by Mythili Prakash

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 7:30 PM
Science Center, Montgomery County Community College,
1313 Morris Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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Event is free for all Sruti sponsors, Patron Sponsors and Concert Patrons

"In the transfixing solo Jwala: Rising Flame, Mythili Prakash invokes the image of fire and its behavior: how it moves, what it means, what it gives and takes from us. Her warmth and brightness as a performer suit the theme; those qualities surfaced as soon as the light came up on her slowly turning figure. Five musicians, including her brother, the vocalist Aditya Prakash, joined her onstage, and from the first moment, music and dance worked together in trance-inducing harmony. The only thing not to like was that Ms. Prakash was here for just one night." The New York Times, April 26, 2016 .

Mythili Prakash began her career as a Bharata Natyam performer at the age of eight. She was trained by her mother, Viji Prakash, and is currently under the tutelage of Indias master dancer, Malavika Sarukkai. Mythili has performed as a soloist around the world. Her collaborations include Solea with Lynn Dally, which premiered at The Joyce, New York; Yashodhara with playwright Gowri Ramnarayan, which toured India and the U.S. Mythili is eagerly sought out as a teacher by young, aspiring students of dance.
Aditya Prakash - Music Composition and Vocal: Aditya is an award winning, American-born, Indian classical vocalist and composer. A disciple of Chennai gurus PS Narayanaswami and Palai CK Ramachandran, he also trained with Sugandha Kalamegham, Rose Muralikrishnan and Debur Shrivathsa, and studied mridangam with Neyveli Narayanan. Aditya toured with Ravi Shankar as lead vocalist in Shankars Festival of India III ensemble, and now performs solo Carnatic vocal concerts as well as collaborating with musicians like Karsh Kale, Salim Merchant and Anoushka Shankar. He has a degree in Ethnomusicology (performance/composition) from UCLA.
Kasi Aysola - Nattuvangam: Kasi is Bharata Natyam dancer and choreographer who trained under Viji Prakash, and has studied and performed with other Gurus and artists, namely C.V. Chandrasekhar, Bragha Bessel, Ajith Bhaskaran Dass, Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram, and Mythili Prakash. He is co-founder/co-artistic director of Prakriti Dance, based in Maryland.
Rohan Krishnamurthy - Mridangam: Having received advanced training from maestro Guruvayur Dorai in India,Rohan has shared the stage with the leading artists of Indian classical music and has also spearheaded collaborations with orchestras, jazz ensembles, and musicians including Grammy Award-winners Glen Velez and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Anoushka Shankar, and Ayano Ninomiya. An acclaimed educator, Rohan earned a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music in New York.. He teaches in the Music Department at Ohlone College and directs the award-winning RohanRhythm Percussion Studio, which has attracted dozens of students from around the globe.
Anjna Swaminathan - Violin: A disciple of the late violin maestro Parur Sri M.S. Gopalakrishnan and Mysore H.K. Narasimhamurthy, Anjna has trained in both Carnatic classical and Western classical styles of violin. Apart from interdisciplinary collaborations involving theatre, jazz, and academic disciplines like gender studies, she developes scores and accompanies dance most notably with Ragamala Dance Company. Anjna currently studies with acclaimed Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna, and Hindustani singer Samarth. She has a Bachelors degree in Theatre from the University of Maryland.