Shambhavi School of Dance presents
Shambhavi Dance Theatre, 6pm
March 10, 2019 Bangalore

March 5, 2019

As the world is the gearing up to celebrate International Women’s Day, Shambhavi School of Dance is happy to organize NAYIKA, Symposium and Dance Festival celebrating the contribution of Women to the field of Indian Classical Dance. Being the brainchild of Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi exponent), the 6th edition of NAYIKA is a humble attempt to document and celebrate the contributions of 3 revered Gurus of Karnataka; Late Guru Narmada, Late Guru Padmini Ramachandran and Guru Radha Sridhar.

Guru Narmada

Guru Padmini Ramachandran

Each of the above Gurus have trained a rich legacy of students to carry forward their Parampara.  NAYIKA 2019 is happy to feature promising students of these Gurus who have made a mark in the field of Bharatanatyam;
Soundarya Srivatsa (disciple of Guru Narmada)
Kirti Ramgopal (disciple of Guru Padmini Ramachandran)
Aishwarya Nityananda (disciple of Guru Radha Sridhar)

A special feature of NAYIKA 2019 is that these dancers will speak about their respective gurus highlighting their significant achievements. They will also perform items choreographed by their gurus. Such discussions and experience sharing can benefit the younger generation of dancers to learn about the rich history of the field which could in turn serve as pointers in their journey ahead as artists.

The evening will also witness the conferring of NATYASASTRA Award to Guru Radha Sridhar for her continued contributions to Bharatanatyam. The coveted NATYASASTRA Award has been previously conferred upon Dr. Yamini Krishnamurthy, Dr. Sobha Naidu, Late Dr. Uma Rama Rao and Sumathy Kaushal. The previous 5 editions of NAYIKA were exclusively dedicated to document the contribution of women to Kuchipudi. Through the current edition, Vyjayanthi Kashi intends to open this festival to recognize Women Achievers in other disciplines of Indian Classical Dance as well, apart from Kuchipudi.

Welcome to NAYIKA 2019!

Date: 10th March 2019
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Shambhavi Dance Theatre, Shambhavi Street, Suncity Road, Kengeri Satellite Town, Bengaluru 560 060
The festival is open to all.