Tapasya Kala Sampradaya has been working to preserve traditional cultural heritage for close to two decades. Set up under the guidance of Isai Perarignar K.P. KITTAPPA PILLAI, Tapasya has been working with hereditary families to research and document traditional Bharatanatyam. Tapasya will be presenting the Narayaneeyam based on the 16th century text by Melpathur Narayana Bhatatiri. Choreographed in traditional style set to traditional Carnatic ragas, this production presents the story of Lord Krishna as described by the composer in The Narayaneeyam. This production, first performed as an offering at Guruvayur , has been widely performed to much public acclaim.
Mallika Sarabhai, one of the leading exponents of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, is the daughter of the dancing legend Mrinalini Sarabhai and the renowned scientist Vikram Sarabhai.
Megna Murali, is a passionate dancer. When she was 7 years old, she came under the tutelage of a very talented guru Mrs. Radhika Ganesh to learn Bharathanatyam. Under Guru Radhika Ganesh’s guidance, she was able to focus immensely on intricate aspects of the dance, mainly, the bhava.
Shobana acted for the first time in a leading role in the Malayalam motion picture April 18 in 1984, directed by Balachandra Menon. She also acted alongside the Malayalam actor Mammootty in the film Kanamarayathu (1984).
Abimithra, aged 13 years, was introduced to Bharathanatyam by Selvi R Karpagam while studying LKG itself. She has performed at various Natyanjalis at Chidambaram, Tanjore, Kumbakonam,Thiruvaiaru, etc.
S. P. Vijay Kumar’s insatiable passion for dancing since childhood, led him to the world of Bharatanatyam. He is truly blessed to have trained under the eminent and celebrated Gurus Sri. M. V. Narasimhachari and Smt. M. Vasantha Lakshmi, in their institute, Kalasamarpana Foundation, Chennai.
Sonal Mansingh is one of the leading exponent of Odissi, an ancient classical dance form of Orissa. She has been called a philosopher among dancers for her opinions and interpretations.
Sukanya’s enthrallment with dance began twelve years back when she started learning dance from her illustrious guru Kalaimamani Smt. Urmila Satyanarayanan. Sukanya is a fourth year student studying Architecture at Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai.
Vithisha is a student of Dhwani group under the auspices of Shri Renjith Babu and Shrimathi Vijna Vasudevan.She has been practicing dance as a penance since the age of four and has received awards and accolades for her performances.
Srekala Bharath is a unique combination of dancer, choreographer and teacher par excellence. Srekala started dancing at the tender age of seven and danced her way into the hearts of the people with her vibrant style, agile footwork and subtle abhinaya.