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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    15 January 2022 | 6:30 pm
    16 January 2022 | 6:30 pm
  • Member Price
    Rs.450 & 360/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.500 & 400/-
  • Duration
    90 Minutes

Event Details

PLEASE NOTE:- In view of the current situation, this event stands postponed. We will keep you informed of further details.


An NCPA Presentation

Apaha, water is one of the Pancha Mahabhutas, the Five Great Elements. The program is an ode to Water in her many forms. Like ripples on water, the dance creation highlights choreography which extends the classical language of Bharata Natyam.

Malavika Sarukkai was trained in Bharatanatyam by gurus Kalyanasundaram, S.K. Rajarathnam and Kalanidhi Narayanan and has been performing for more than three decades. She is proficient in Odissi which she learnt form gurus Kelucharan Mohapatra and Ramani Jena. She is a dancer and choreographer, and also teaches a few select students. She has performed in major dance festivals in India and abroad, including the Festivals of India in the U.S.A., France, the U.K., Japan, Spain and Brazil in addition to international festivals and cultural events at Jacob’s Pillow, UCLA, Asia Society, Théâtre de la Ville, Edinburgh International Festival, etc.

Sarukkai is a recipient of Senior Fellowships and Production Grants from the Department of Culture, Government of India, for creating new work and extending the repertoire. She has choreographed and performed solo thematic productions. She has received several awards, notably the Padma Shri, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kalaimamani, Nritya Choodamani Award, etc.

Concept and Choreography – Malavika Sarukkai

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