Sruti presents a Bharatanatyam Performance by

Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon

Saturday, Oct. 07, 2017 4:30 PM
Upper Merion Middle School, 450 Keebler Rd, King of Prussia, PA


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

Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon are young ambassadors of 'Bharatanatyam'. Through their demonstrations at dance venues in both India and overseas, they continue to successfully awe viewers with the spiritual power of Bharatanatyam. Their selfless love and dedication towards their art inspires them to be unique and exemplary in their discipline. They are the recipients of The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar awarded by the Sangeet Natak Akademy, India.

Shijith Nambiar is an internationally-acclaimed performer, choreographer and teacher. A former faculty member at the world famous Kalakshetra foundation for the performing arts, Shijith has established an independent creative identity based on his artistic versatility. His many productions have been presented at both national and international stages where they have been appreciated by critics and the general public alike. His exceptional sense of music and rhythm along with unique traditional innovations exemplifies his choreographic skills.

Parvathy Menon is a serious practitioner and instructor of Bharatanatyam. After completing her studies in dance at Kalakshetra, she has embarked upon an extremely successful independent career in performance. Despite her young age, her name is included in lists of Indias most talented dancers. Both, her outstanding expressive skills and her fluency with the traditional dance repertoire, render her performances with an extraordinary elegance. She respectfully attributes her success to all her Gurus especially those from Kalakshetra.

Udayasankar Lal - Nattuvanar: A teacher in mathematics by profession and a dancer and Nattuvanar by passion , Uday is a Disciple of Vempatti Ravishankar { kuchippudi art academy chennai} in Kuchipudi. He is a talented violinist and Harmonium player. He is a B grade artiste in ALL INDIA RADIO Thrissur ,Kerala and was awarded Young Talented Artist Award from South Zone Cultural Centre, Tanjavoor ( 2007). His exceptional sense of music and rhythm makes him unique in the field of Art. He has traveled widely in India and abroad with eminent dancers in the field of Bharatanatyam.

Deepu Nair - Vocalist: Deepu is a Diploma holder in Carnatic Music and Violin from Kalakshetra Foundation. He started learning music at the age of 5 under Guru Janardhanan Potty. Further, he continued his training under Late Shri Vairamangalam. S. Lakshminarayanan and Violin from Shri. Pakkala Ramadas in Kalakshetra. He has performed with most eminent Indian Classical Dancers such as the Dhananjayans, Leela Samson, Prof.C.V Chandrasekhar, etc.

P.K.Siva Prasad - Mridangist: A talented and upcoming Mridangist with a zeal towards continuous development in professional pace with an experience of performing numerous concerts accompanying various leading dancers and also accompanying main front classical concerts. He is Currently under the guidance of Vidwan Trichur Sri.C.Narendran. He Has performed with eminent dance exponents such as Padma Bhushan Sri.V.P.Dhananjayan & Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan, Kalaimamani Smt.Rama Vaidyanathan, Kalaimamani Smt.Priyadarshini Govind and others.

Easwar Ramakrishnan - Violinist: A disciple of his father Prof.P.P.Ramakrishnan and Padmabhooshan Prof.T.N.Krishnan. Best Out going student of the year 2007 from the world renowned institution Kalakshetra,Chennai, Is a recipient of both Junior and Senior scholarship, awarded by the Govt. of India. Graded artist of the All India Radio. In the year 2009 and he was fortunate to work with the legendary Sitar player Pandit Ravi Sankar, for his Musical ensemble 'India Calling', held in Hollywood Bowl, LA,USA. Has travelled widely across the USA,Europe, Australia,Africa, Middle East and Far East. He has several Musical Compositions to his credit.He is also the artistic director of Kshetra Academy For Fine Arts, Chennai.