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 Demonstration by Shubhamani Chandrashekhar & Vaishnavi Dhore
School: Chandrakant Darode School, Pune
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Shubhamani Chandrakant, born in a family of great dancers and musicians, started learning Bharatnatyam, at the age of 5 under her illustrious mother Sharadhamani Shekar. In the year 2013, she started her training under the renowned and very respected Dancer , Guru Kalashree Rama Vaidyanathan at Padmabhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan’s dance institution called ‘Ganesa Natyalaya’ in Delhi. During her training, she also took part in her Guru Rama Vaidyanathan’s dance productions, performances, workshops and residencies. She also accompanies her guru on Nattuvangam, a very significant instrument of Bharatnatyam, and performs in SPIC MACAY. And since then, Shubhamani had been a part of various dance and music productions of her guru Rama Vaidyanathan. Her aim is to widen her knowledge of Bharatantyam by learning from her guru and give it back to the students . Shubhamani, has given many solo and group performances all over India in reputed festivals like ‘ Spirit of you festival of music and dance’ by the madras music academy, Chennai, Alva’s Nudisiri etc and also travelled and performed in countries like the USA, South Korea, Cambodia to name a few. She has recieved various awards for dance and appreciation from the audience everywhere.
Vaishnavi Dhore started training in Bharatnatyam at a young age of 6 under Guru Dr. Swati Daithankar in Pune and is now being trained on an advanced level under the tutelage of Smt.Rama Vaidyanathan. Vaishnavi has completed her Nritya Visharad and also Masters in Bharatnatyam from Delhi, she was privileged to have given the golden opportunity to perform in well known dance festivals such as Brahma Gana Sabha Chennai, Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav, Ustad Alauddin Kha Samaroh, Gudi Sambaraalu Hyderabad, Kumbh Mela and Konark Festival,Patiala Heritage Festival and also internationally such as Singapore with her guru . She returned from having performed overseas where she was a part of one dance troupe performing at multiple cities in South Korea and Cambodia. Vaishnavi wishes to continue her advanced level of training and achieve her highest of goals through Dance.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.