3rd Soorya Performing Series
Dancing Feet & Drumming Fingers
An electrifying performance of foot work to the beats Indian drums - Tabla & Mrudangam by Guru Prasanna Kasthuri with Live music.
We invited you to enjoy two beautiful performances
On May 19th, 2013 (2:00 PM / 5:30 PM)
Clayton High School Auditorium,
#1 Mark Twain Circle, St. Louis, MO 63105
Performance 1 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Bharathanatyam and Kathak performance by Students of Soorya Dance Company
Performance 2 (3:30PM - 5:30 PM)
Te na Vina
Guru Prasanna Kasthuri
Vocal: Seema KasthuriSeema Kasthuri is an accomplished singer with a charming voice. She has undergone Carnatic Music training for over 10 years under Vidwan K.R Venkatesh. She has completed her Senior level board exams in Karnataka. Seema has accompanied Guru. Venkatesh in several concerts held in many places of state of Karnataka. Seema has taken active participation in most of the music productions from Sharada Vidyalaya under guru Venkatesh that was produced for All India Radio. She has also given concerts in Devotional Music and light music. Later, she is pursued her education studentship with Chintalapalli Krishnamurthy.
Mrudangam: Srinivas Venupuri
Violin: Shiva SankalpShiva Sankalp is a Carnatic musician from South India playing the violin as a solo and accompanying artiste. He started training at the age of 13. His talent to grasp the musical notes on the stringed instrument was spotted by his father, a musician and author himself. Shiva Sankalp was promptly put under the tutelage of expert musicians. His initial training was chiefly under Vidushi Smt. Rathna Srikantaiah, a disciple of Vid. RR Keshavamurthy herself. Shiva Sankalp has had privilege of honing his violin skills under the guidance of eminent musicians like Vid. RR Keshavamurthy, Vid. HS Balakrishna and violinist par excellence Vid. A Kanyakumari
Tabla : Narendra BudhakarBorn into a musical lineage in India, Naren Budhakar began playing tabla at a young age and performed for for schools, colleges and radio. Having moved to the U.S., he has performed with great maestros of dance, instrumental and vocal music including Pt. Birju Maharaj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He has also contributed his tabla skills to other genres including jazz, Irish Celtic and rock music. He has performed at prestigious venues in the U.S.including Carnegie hall, Kennedy Center. Metropolitan musuem as well as abroad in Canada and Scandinavia. Recently he was cited by the New York Times for his percussion work with Alvin Ailey, the acclaimed dance company. He also did a duet with Bobby Mc Ferrin. Naren is a disciple of Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad.
Sitar: Amitava ChatterjeeAmit Chatterjee is an internationally reputed guitarist, sitarist, composer and vocalist, who is renowned and respected for his work in the two distinct fields of jazz-fusion and Hindusthani Classical Music. As an Indian musician, when he performs on sitar, he plays only the purest traditional Shastryia Sangeet (Classical Music) of North India.
This performance supported partially by the funds provided by Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission.
The 5th St. Louis International Indian Dance Festival - 2013
St. Louis, Mo. April 19th - 21st
Clayton High School Auditorium
“Dazzling costumes, impeccable footwork, creative movements, eternal story lines….”said the spell bound audience in April 2012.
We say “Here we come again” in 2013, bright & promising as ever with 22 dance performances, in 9 ethnic dance styles over three spectacular days, nights of April 2013.
We welcome you all 5th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival.
5th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival brings alive the classical dance forms such as Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohini Attam, Sastriya, Yakshagana and Contemporary Bharathanatyam. Dancers arrive from different corners of the world such as India, France, United Kingdom, and many cities of USA. This dance festival is a reflection of freedom of expression given to all its citizens. T provides a great opportunity for the second-generation Indian Americans.
Come and enjoy the beautiful “Mudras” (Hand gestures)
Come and enjoy beautiful “Sthanaka” (Positions)
Come and enjoy the great unification of “Tala” (rhythm) with the feet…
Come and enjoy the Nava Rasas ( sentiments) flowing through the emotive mind status of a dancer…
The only one original representation of true Indian dancing….
It is an ultimate artistic experience of no parallel
|The 5th St. Louis International Indian Dance Festival - 2013|
|Friday Evening - April 19, 2013 - 6:15 PM|
|6:15 PM||Lighting of Lamp & Invocation||By Students of Soorya Performing Arts|
|6:30 PM||Solo Kuchipudi||Guru Sailaja pullela|
|7:20 PM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Shalini Subbarao|
|8:00 PM||Announcements & Dinner Break||Dinner Break|
|8:30 PM||Yakshagana + Bharathanatyam||Guru Mangala Anand & Rajendra Kedlaya|
|9:20-10:30 PM||Grand Odissi Dance||Orissa Dance Academy|
|Saturday Morning Session - April 20, 2013 - 10:30 AM|
|10:15 AM||Solo Kuchipudi||Neha Kidambi|
|11:05 AM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Krishnan, Smriti Bharadwaj|
|11:55 PM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Joshua Cherian|
|12:45-1:30 PM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Anisha Gururaj|
|Saturday Afternoon Session - April 20, 2013 - 4:00 PM|
|4:15 PM||Sattriya dance||Madhusmita Bora|
|5:05 PM||Manipuri||Krishnakali Dasgupta|
|6:00 PM||Tea Coffee Break||Tea Coffee Break|
|6:15 PM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Prakruti Hoskere|
|7:00 PM||Solo Kathak||Sharmila Sharma|
|7:45 PM||Announcements and Dinner Break||Break|
|8:15-9:30 PM||Trunamapi Na Chalati||Guru Prasanna Kasthuri|
|Sunday Morning Session - April 21, 2013 - 10:30 AM|
|10:15 AM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Annuja Mathivanan|
|11:05 AM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Sowmya Kumaran|
|11:55 AM||Solo Kuchipudi||Manasvini Avvari|
|12:45 PM||Solo Bharathanatyam||Ma Bavya|
|Sunday Afternoon Session - April 21, 2013 - 3:00 PM|
|3:00 PM||Solo Kathak||Sunaina Rao|
|3:45 PM||Group Bharathanatyam||Kripa Baskaran|
|4:45 PM||Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
|5:00 PM||Group Bharathanatyam||Sahasra Sambamoorthi|
|6:00 PM||Kathak Duet||Prashanth Shah|
|6:45 PM||Dinner Break||Dinner Break|
|7:20-8:30 PM||Mohini Attam Group||Guru Smitha Rajan|