An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.
Bharatanatyam Lecture Demonstartion by Indu Venu & Prachi Saathi
School- TM Hinduja National Sarvodaya High School & Junior College, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Indu Santhosh is a Bharatanatyam dancer and founder of Vibhavana Foundation, based in Bangalore. She is a senior disciple of Smt. Shobanaa Bhalchandra and is currently also mentored by Sri. Vaibhav Arekar. Indu is a graded artiste of Doordarsan (National Television Channel), an empanelled artist of spic Macay and holds a MFA degree in Bharatanatyam. Her schooling at Sadanam Institutions exposed her to the rich cultural heritage of Kathakali and Ottanthullal from a very young age. She is a serious practitioner of Hata Yoga. Always keen to understand and explore the artform holistically, Indu has trained in allied disciplines like Karanas and Natyasastra vocabulary under Dr. Sujatha Mohan, Mohiniyattom under Smt. Vinitha Nedungadi, Nattuvangam under Sri. Kiran Subramaniam. Indu has performed as a soloist and as part of various ensemble works. Her performances include the ICCR tour of India 2012, Kalpodip Festival Jalpaiguri, Pallavotsava in Mysore, Ananya Nrityollasa Bangalore, Rasa Sanje Bangalore, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Ahmedabad and Swaralaya Palakkad to name a few. She was part of the International Young Performer Tour of the US in 2017 organised by Creative Connections. She has also accompanied and assisted her Guru Smt. Shobanaa in conducting Bharatanatyam workshops in the UAE. Her performances have been well received and critics have appreciated her as a sensitive dancer. Indu is the recipient of ‘Kalatilakam’ and ‘Nrittavilasini’ titles for excellence in performing arts. She is part of the group The Rasa Triangle, a group of three young artistes, conducting several intimate audience performances and art appreciation sessions in Bangalore. She has also voiced the environmental cause of water conservation through a dance video for the Rally for Rivers campaign. Indu trains several aspiring students in Bharatanatyam. Vibhavana Foundation has also been conducting regular Bharatanatyam classes at Attiguppe Government School, Bangalore.
Prachi Saathi is an accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer and has been practicing this art for the past 2 decades. After her initial training with Guru Vaibhav Arekar, Prachi received further guidance under Guru Lata Raman. Presently she is under the able tutelage of her Guru, Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan. She has completed her Masters in Bharata Natyam. Prachi is an A grade DD artist and is also empaneled with the ICCR. She has to her credit many prestigious awards and performances at reputed venues all across the country and abroad. She has been awarded the prestigious titles such as ʻShringarmaniʼ “Nrityashiromani” “Girnar Ratna” “Nalanda Nritya Nipuna” ” sundri samrat yuva puraskar” and many more. Recently she performed at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall, London as a part of the dance ensemble of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s only opera called Sukanya. Apart from dancing Prachi is also a well established voice artist for the past 25years.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.