7, 2006 Raleigh, NC
Dancer: Karishma Brinda Desai
Guru: Supriya Desai, Payal Dance Academy
Venue: Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd
Orchestra: Supriya Desai - nattuvangam; Neela Ramanuja-vocal; NG Ravi-mridangam, Rajkamal-flute; Chitra Lingam-Veena; Arun Kumar-Rhythm pad.
Karishma is the daughter of dancer-choreographer Supriya Desai, and symbolizes the continuing of a dancing legacy.
Contact: Supriya Desai or Surendra Desai 919-854-9989, email@example.com
For details: www.dancinglegacy.com
Chief guest: Dr. Sunil Kothari
15, 2006 Rockville, MD
Dancers: Devika, Manoja, Nadika, Taranie (Four Sri Lankan sisters)
Guru: Rani David, Kalairani Natya Saalai
Venue: F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Dr
For more details: www.ranidevi.com/events.htm / 301-439-7264
Orchestra: Rani - nattuvangam; EP Sudev-vocal; K Sudhaman-mridangam, AP Krishnaprasad-flute; G.Karthikeyan-violin
This arangetram features 3 padhams in Sinhalese plus the Vanama - 18 characters - merging Sri Lankan Kandyan myth with Bharatanatyam for the first time.