By Shijith and Parvathy Nambiar
Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 4:30 PM
Upper Merion Middle School
450 Keebler Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Shijith Nambiar is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and Teacher of Bharatanatyam. 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 exemplifies his choreographic skills with unique traditional innovations.
Parvathy Menon is one of the most authentic and traditional representatives of the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam. Parvathy’s art embodies the highest qualities of restrain, aesthetic refinement and a technic that is both evocative and spiritual in its interpretation. Her profound and deeply emotive abhinaya has been appreciated by the learned and the cognoscenti.
Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, the Bharatanatyam Duo are the young ambassadors of this art form. 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, The Bharat Kala Rathna by Navaneetham Cultural Trust, The Obul Reddy Senior Dancers Award from Narada Gana sabha, Chennai among others.
Shijith and Parvathy’s authority over their art attracts the attentions of all who witness them weave magic through movement.