Author: Sumathi

Mohiniattam at Woodford Folk Festival

The recently concluded Woodford Folk Festival 2018/2019 allowed diverse forms of visual art, dance, and music from a multitude of cultures to come together. It was an opportunity to be immersed in both Australian and International culture, arts, dance, music,…

Vempati Narthanam

Vempati Narthanam, paid homage to Guru Padmabhushan Vempati Chinna Satyam, the Kuchipudi dancer whose life’s dedication saw the evolution of an unique attractive and dynamic dance genre of Kuchipudi. Kalabharathi Performing Arts and its collective dancers presented amongst others, the…

Bridge of Dreams

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES Saturday 12 January, 2019 8:00 pm City Recital Hall BUY TICKETS   Sandy Evans and Sirens Big Band present Bridge of Dreams featuring Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal has been named ‘one…

Balancing on the Rope of Cultural Practice

  Balancing On the Rope of Cultural Practice  (Published earlier in the Critical Path Magazine 2016)   By Sumathi Krishnan [Creative Director, Sydhwaney; Dance & Community Programmer Parramasala 2013 -2016]   [Sumathi Krishnan is a practicing musician and singer, artist…

Laasya – A Review

  Ruchi Sanghi School of Indian Dance thrives under the leadership and tutelage of Ruchi Sanghi, its artistic director and teacher. Ruchi Sanghi was trained in the prestigious Kathak Kendra under the famous Jaipur Gharana guru Shri Rajendra Gangani.  Later…

Mayura Academy Annual Day

The Mayura Academy Annual Day showcased over one hundred students of Kuchipudi, one of the South Indian traditional dances flourishing under the guidance and tutelage of Guru Venkata Ramana in Sydney. Hailing from India, KC Srivani, sister of Guru Venkata…