Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Recap}

If you are just seeing this event post or have fallen upon this, please read the pre-event post and the bios of the performers here. Sold Out! Our very first intimate setting show was a sold out event with a fair number of walk-ins as well. Absolutely floored and grateful for the response! Click to … Read moreBaithak: Ashta Nayika {Recap}

Sishya: Bharatnatyam Dancer Anupama Iyer {Spotlight}

Meet Anupama,  a Bharatnatyam dancer and a senior at high school and at Nrityanjali, Fairfax VA   How old are you and what do you do? (grade/school/college) I am 18 and I will be going to Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.     2. When did you start dancing and who are your gurus?  … Read moreSishya: Bharatnatyam Dancer Anupama Iyer {Spotlight}

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Bharatanatyam Dancers}

Bharatanatyam Dancers The two Bharatanatyam dancers, Arun Mokkapati and Rithika Ashok will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kuchipudi repertoire. Which of the 9 would they perform? Come watch on Feb 8th 2020! All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by … Read moreBaithak: Ashta Nayika {Bharatanatyam Dancers}

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Odissi Dancers}

Odissi Dancers The two odissi dancers, Nabanita Pal and Lisa Santhanam will be presenting Nayika pieces in Odissi . All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by Bharata muni. 2 of these pieces will be portrayed by the dancers. Bios below: … Read moreBaithak: Ashta Nayika {Odissi Dancers}

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Kuchipudi Dancers}

Kuchipudi Dancers The two Kuchipudi dancers, Sneha Babu and Sumi Rao will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kuchipudi repertoire. Which of the 8 would they perform? Come watch on Feb 8th 2020! All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by … Read moreBaithak: Ashta Nayika {Kuchipudi Dancers}

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Kathak Dancers}

Kathak Dancers The two kathak dancers, Shaalini Desai and Rupali Bhave will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kathak repertoire. All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by Bharata muni. 2 of these pieces will be portrayed by the dancers. Bios … Read moreBaithak: Ashta Nayika {Kathak Dancers}

Kathak Teacher: Sheila Oak

Read on about Sheila Oak and her Kathak journey in the DMV! 1. Tell us about yourself: In addition to directing the Kathak program for Rhythmaya Dance and the Maryland Bollywood programs, Sheila received her MBA at University of Maryland and B.S. in from the School of Engineering at George Mason University. Sheila lived and worked in investment banking … Read moreKathak Teacher: Sheila Oak