Kumar Bose and Kushal Das – Sitar & Tabla

Asia Pacific Cultural Alliance presented two maestros of Indian classical music in a journey of rhythm and melody at John Painter Hall (AIM), 1-55 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW on Saturday, 25 June 2016  at 6:30 pm. Pt. Kushal Das, Sitarist is considered as one…

Karpahavalli brings Sandeep Narayan

Vaggeya Vaibhavam, translated as “Celebration of Composers”, is one of Karpahavalli’s showpiece events. It is a day to celebrate the life and music of two of the greatest Tamil composers of all time –Sri Kotiswara Iyer and ‘Tamil Thiyagarajar’ Sri Papanasam Sivan. The event showcases…

A Kuchipudi Outlook

As a Kuchipudi Dancer in Sydney, it is a rare treat to get to see another Kuchipudi artist, especially one who has gotten in touch with the roots of Kuchipudi, in the village from which it hails.  Sreelakshmy Govardhanan was…

Kuchipudi Reigns at Madhuram Festival

Madhuram Festival of Dance once again was successful in generating great interest of dance enthusiasts for their Festival which was held at Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown on 16 April 2016. Kudos to Divya Sriram and Kalpana Sriram, a mother daughter…

Nine Sadhana Dancers Enthrall

    The dancers of Rasika Dance Academy like blossoming buds slowly and surely unravelled the beauty of Bharathanatyam in Sadhana – 9 Modes of Devotion held on the 19th March 2016 at Redgum Centre in Wentworthville.   Manjula Viswanathan’s…

Solo Performance of the month

For sometime I have found this general trend created in Sydney by benevolent societies irksome. Events held to raise funds for ‘good causes’. The primary drive with these ventures has been the push to get as many people into the…