Vrindavan, 2017.01.01 (VT): A group of 3 Bharatanatyam soloists, who are dedicated to the promotion and development of dance as a devotional offering, will perform in Vrindavan. The event is being sponsored by our own Vrindavan Today Foundation. The program will be held on 23rd February from 5pm at Gambhira, Jai Singh Ghera, Vrindavan.
The Trayi dance group is made up of three soloist dancers, Anuradha Venkataraman, Radhika Ramanujan and Ramaa Venugopalan, each of whom has over 10 years professional dance experience. The troupe is currently touring India, performing ‘Sakhyam’, a production that explores the ‘eternal friendship’ between Sri Krishna and the Yamuna.
Trayi aims to present choreographies and concepts that are rooted in tradition yet have a layered perspective in their content, presentation and approach. The three soloists of Trayi have diverse experiences and present Bharatanatyam as a collaborative effort with layered facets and a refreshing approach to content.
The dancers have been trained in the traditional Guru-shishya parampara for more than 15 years and have been performing professionally for almost 20 years now. They have won many accolades for their individual works and have toured widely.
Sakhyam, celebrates the eternal friendship of Krishna with Yamuna. A friendship that existed when all of Krishna’s other relationships slowly melted away with time and circumstances. Her gentle flow around him acted as his consciousness that reiterated to him that he was just not a miracle-man but a God, a God who in His mortal life will take immense pain and give eternal Joy…and she will always be around Him.
Anuradha Venkataraman, disciple of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan (Padmabhushan awardee) currently teaches dance in North Bangalore. She is an impaneled artist with the Indian Centre for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and has taught Bharatanatyam in Korea and the US. She is a Grade-A Doordarshan artist and researches the history of Bharatanatyam dance. She has been a professional dancer for over 20 years.
Radhika Ramanujan, disciple of Guru Kiran Subramanyamhas, performed in the most prestigious festivals around the country, including Dehli International Art Festival. She is known for her brilliant portrayal of Sri Krishna’s avatars. She is a volunteer at the Ananya Cultural Academy and has her own dance school.
Ramaa Venugopalan, disciple of Guru Rangashree, has been a professional dancer for 2 decades. She is a strong believer in the traditional forms of Bharatanatyam which form a ‘vocabulary’ that allows dancers to express subtle emotions with clarity and intensity. She is a strong believer in the versatility of Bharatanatyam and the dance’s ability to express profound devotion, surrender and joy. She is an impaneled artist with ICCR and holds a MA in Bharatanatyam dance.
Don’t miss the first performance of the Treyi troupe in Vrindavan. Entry is free and your attendance at the program will help support this ancient art.
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