August 5, 2006 St.Louis, Missouri, USA
Dancer: Anisha Gururaj
Guru: Prasanna Kasthuri, Soorya Performing Arts, MO, USA
Venue: Clayton High School Auditorium
Time: 5:30 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Ph: (636) 227-9366
Contact: info@sooryadance.com / www.sooryadance.com
Anisha Gururaj hails from Karnataka. Her focus is on Kannada literature in her arangetram. She presents a composition of Kannada Saint Vyasa Teertha's song as a varnam and a folk tale - "Punyakoti" - as her Natya aspect. Anisha is going to sing it in major carnatic ragas on the stage while dancing.
August 12, 2006 St.Louis, Missouri, USA
Dancer: Sneha Bagavandoss
Guru: Prasanna Kasthuri, Soorya Performing Arts, MO, USA
Venue: Center of Contemprary Arts (COCA)
Time: 5:30 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Ph: (636) 227-9366
Contact: info@sooryadance.com / www.sooryadance.com
Sneha Bagavandoss, who is from Pondicherry, presents her dances in Tamil literature. One of the main dance numbers will be using the poems of Tiruvasakkam.
August 12, 2006 River Grove, IL, USA
Dancer: Shreya Shah
Guru: Hema Rajagopalan, Natya Dance Theatre
Venue: Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois
Time: 6:00pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Info: (312) 212-1240, info@natya.com, www.natya.com
August 12, 2006 Norwalk, CA, USA
Dancer: Nirali Shah
Guru: Rama Bharavaj, Angahara Academy of Performing Arts
Venue: Sanatan Dharma Temple Auditorium, 15311, Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk
Time: 6.30pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Contact: angahara-ramaa@yahoo.com / www.ramaadance.com
August 13, 2006 River Grove, IL, USA
Dancer: Aarti Israni
Guru: Hema Rajagopalan, Natya Dance Theatre
Venue: Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois
Time: 4:00pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Info: (312) 212-1240, info@natya.com, www.natya.com
August 13, 2006 New Delhi
Dancer: Mansi Trehan
Guru: Geeta Chandran, Natya Vriksha
Venue: Chinmaya Mission, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Time: 6:30 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Contact: natyavriksha@hotmail.com
Mansi Trehan has been learning Bharatanatyam from Geeta Chandran since 1997.
August 19, 2006 St.Louis, Missouri, USA
Dancer: Sumi Garg
Guru: Prasanna Kasthuri, Soorya Performing Arts, MO, USA
Venue: Center of Contemprary Arts (COCA)
Time: 6:30 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Ph: (636) 227-9366
Contact: info@sooryadance.com / www.sooryadance.com
Sumi Garg, from Rajasthan, presents her dances entirely in Hindi. Her main piece is "Mukharia" - a poetry of legendary Amir Khusro (12th Century AD), made into a Varnam level dance number. This is in Hindi. She will also present Sri. Aurobindo's "SAVITRI" as a Natya piece. Sumi will be delivering dialogues of Savitri as vachikabhinaya.
August 19, 2006 Chennai
Dancer: Madhumita Parmar
Guru: Suba Parmar, Shubanjali School of Performing Arts, NJ
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Time: 3:30 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Ph: (908) - 490 - 0732
Contact: subaparmar@yahoo.com / www.shubanjali.org
August 19, 2006 Elgin, IL, USA
Dancer: Vishaka Raguveer
Guru: Hema Rajagopalan, Natya Dance Theatre
Venue: Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois
Time: 6:00pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Info: (312) 212-1240, info@natya.com, www.natya.com
August 20, 2006 Palo Alto, CA, USA
Dancer: Janani Iyer
Guru: Suganda Sreenath, Jayendra Kalakendra Academy of Bharatanatyam
Venue: Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto, CA
Time: 4 pm
Orchestra: Babu Parameshwaran and troupe from India
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Contact: jayendrakalakendra@yahoo.com / www.jayendrakalakendra.com
August 20, 2006 River Grove, IL, USA
Dancer: Chitra Asokan
Guru: Hema Rajagopalan, Natya Dance Theatre
Venue: Triton College Performing Arts Center, River Grove, Illinois
Time: 4:00 pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Info: (312) 212-1240, info@natya.com, www.natya.com
August 26, 2006 La Mirada, CA, USA
Dancers: Aarthi, Anisha & Shiksha
Guru: Ramaa Bharadvaj, Angahara Academy of Performing Arts
Venue: La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts, 14900, La Mirada Blvd,
Time: 5pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Contact: angahara-ramaa@yahoo.com / www.ramaadance.org
Aarthi, Anisha, & Shiksha have been members of the Angahara Youth Dance Ensemble for the past 4 years. For their arangetram they will perform several newly choreographed pieces including a unique invocation to the Navagarahas.
August 26, 2006 Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
Dancer: Sahithya
Guru: Sandhya Sree, Natya Dharmi Foundation for Performing Arts
Venue: Wallace F Smith theatre, Oakland Community College
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
e-mail: sanskrithi@yahoo.com
Orchestra: Sandhya Sree - nattuvanagam; Indira Devi - vocal; Saravanan Sundararajan - mridangam; Jayashanker Balan - violin, Partha Sreenivasan - flute; Kamya Shanker - veena

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