Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts presents
SYDNEY DANCE FESTIVAL
An All Day Festival of Indian Classical Dance
on Saturday 16th April 2016 starting 2:00pm
at Bryan Brown Theatre, Cnr of Rickard and Chapel Road Bankstown NSW
Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts brings well reputed and established professional Kuchipudi, Bharathanatyam and Kathak dancers from India to Sydney this year.
2:00pm to 3:15pm – Bharathanatyam – Western Australian Christopher Gurusami has been initiated into dance by his Aunt Jayalakshmi Raman and later went onto complete his education in Dance with Kalakshetra in India. Commencing his performance career in Chennai Sabhas in India, he has won many awards and accolades. Appreciated for his effervescence, energy and effortless nritta, he is currently a member of the prestigious Leela Samson’s Spanda Dance Company with which he has been performing and touring to USA, UK, France, Canada and other parts of the world.
3:30pm – 4:45pm Kuchipudi Sreelakshmy Govardhanan trained by great dance gurus with a lineage in the tradition of Kuchipudi, Sreelakshmy has been a recipient of many coveted titles and awards. She is noted for harnessing the art of abhinaya or expressions through her dance. Well known for many of her thematic productions of Silapadhikaram, Sita Swayamwaram, Saptagiri and many more, Sydney siders should not miss this rare opportunity to see one of the foremost Kuchipudi dancers of India today.
5:15pm to 6:30pm Bharathanatyam Divya Shiva Sundar is a student of the world acclaimed dancing couple and gurus Dhananjayans. Also a recipient of many awards Divya Sundar has also performed all over the world and is a well reputed bharathanatyam dancer.
Listen to an SBS Tamil Interview of Divya Shiva Sundar
6:45pm – 8:00pm Kathak Vishal Krishna an eleventh descendent in a family of Kathak dancers. Belonging to a lineage of the Kathak maestro Sukhdev Sharma from the Benaras Gharana, Vishal is the torch bearer of this unique style of Kathak. The compositions based on mythological stories with rhythmic phrases typical to this gharana.