Madhavi Festival, New Dimensions to the Margam

Dancers at Madhavi Festival, New Dimensions to the Margam

Venue: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India
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Event Description: 
Madhavi Foundation For Creative Excellence & Kri Foundation present Madhavi Festival, New Dimensions to the Margam.

Bharatanatyam choreography by Rama Vaidyanathan & Group

The dance choreography consists of a collection of compositions that are deeply rooted in Bharatanatyam while providing a fresh perspective on the evolving Bharatanatyam vocabulary. Madhavi Gopalakrishnan, the mother of well-known dancer Rama Vaidyanathan, is honoured at the Madhavi festival. Ms. Gopalakrishnan loved dance and was an inspiration to her daughter.

Rama Vaidyanathan’s choreography New Dimensions to the Margam previews for the first time at the festival.  She performs it with four of her disciples - Kavya Ganesh, Reshika Sivakumar, Shubhamani Chandrashekar, Vaishnavi Dhore. And a four-member musical ensemble. Nattuvangam and Kanjira by Ashwin Subramanian; Anugrah Lakshmanan on vocals; Sannidhi Vaidyanathan on mridangam; and Vishwesh Swaminadhan on violin.

The Margam is a collection of traditional dance compositions that build in imagery, energy, and emotion over time. It is the path that the Guru demonstrates to the disciple, and it is this path that the aspiring dancer spends his or her early years learning. After several years on this path, the dancer chooses her own path, making her own individualistic statements as well as artistic choices. This programme delves into the decisions Rama Vaidyanathan has made in order to give her own voice to traditional repertoire. As a result, the performance is titled "New Dimensions to Margam."

Rama Vaidyanathan says, “Madhavi is the name of my mother, and she is the one who encouraged and assisted me in becoming the dancer I am today. This performance is dedicated to this wonderful lady who loved dance and was a pillar of strength for me throughout my dancing career.”

About Rama Vaidyanathan
Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the foremost Bharatanatyam dancers of her generation. She trained intensively under the legendary dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy and the celebrated Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. Rama has developed her own individual style without forsaking the core principles of her dance form. Her technique is grounded and yet there is a fresh approach to the innumerable dance compositions that she has added to the Bharatanatyam repertoire. Critics and audiences have lauded Rama’s extraordinary choreographic skills that have earned her the reputation of being a dancer who goes beyond her form. 

Rama has had the distinction of having performed before three former Presidents of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. She is a top graded artiste with Doordarshan and is in the outstanding category of artistes with the ICCR. She has represented India in several festivals abroad, most recently being the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” in Spain, organised by the ICCR. Rama has travelled extensively to Indian rural areas through SPICMACAY to introduce classical dance to rural children. 

Having performed at every major dance venue of the world, she has been awarded with many awards and titles, including the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar. She has received the “Kalaimamani” from Govt of Tamil Nadu, “Kalashree” from Govt of Kerala, and the Kumar Gandharv Puraskar from the Govt of Madhya Pradesh, As the Vice President of Ganesa Natyalaya New Delhi, she has been actively engaged in teaching balancing a hectic performance schedule while conducting workshops and master classes all over the world, inspiring a whole generation of dancers. 

About KRI Foundation:
Was founded by Dr Arshiya Sethi in Delhi, as an endeavour to link the arts to move towards meaningful and relevant directions in classical dance and music. The foundation nurtures artists to create and showcase their new work.

Madhavi Festival by Rama Vaidyanathan & Group and Kri Foundation at India Habitat Centre

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