Serenity rides rhythm and expression

Venkat Raman –  Guests can expect the culmination of pedagogic innovation and artiste’s competence at a forthcoming Bharata Natyam Arangetram scheduled to be held in Auckland next month. Fifteen-year-old Sumedha Hariswamy will present at first public solo performance on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School. Invitations to the Arangetram Ceremony, scheduled to commence at…

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Dance programme on the precipice of tradition

Venkat Raman –  Classical Indian Dance will seek a new dimension and achieve a higher level of experiment and appreciation as an event goes on stage in Melbourne next month. Organised by Karma Dance Inc, one of the foremost institutions promoting Indian Classical dance across the Tasman, the Programme, titled, ‘In Pure Sanskrit,’ will be held next month at the…

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Brothers from Thrissur teem with talent

Malathi Vasudevan –  Sri Krishna and Ramkumar Mohan, who were ordained as ‘Trichur Brothers’ by Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, wowed avid music lovers in Auckland last fortnight. Although the Cultural Capital of Kerala was always known to Malayalis as ‘Thrissur,’ the anglicised name (Trichur) is still popular among outsiders. The performance of Trichur Brothers at Mt Roskill Intermediate School on May…

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Bengalis plan cultural fest of ballet and songs

Staff Reporter –  The colourful and artistic Bengali culture will manifest itself in dance and music forms at a festival scheduled to be held at Playhouse Theatre, Glendale Road, Gleneden (Auckland) on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Tapas Mandal, an artiste known for his talent and showmanship, is organising the event under the ‘Bhabna New Zealand,’ banner, a not-for-profit organisation established…

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