Mangaluru, Feb 23, 2021: Nrityaangan, a registered trust is organizing 8th edition of classical dance festival ’SAMARPAN 2021’ on the 26th to 28th of February 2021, on their YouTube channel Nrityaangan. Viewers across the globe can watch this digital premiere at 6.30 PM on all the three days.
The oraganised said, Aditi Lakshmi Bhat (Mangaluru) and Shreema Upadhyaya (Bengaluru) present Bharatanatyam on 26th of February; T. Reddi Lakshmi (New Delhi) to present Kuchipudi & Vidyashree Radhakrishna (Mangaluru) to present Bharatanatyam on 27th of February and Dr. Manjari Chandra Pushparaj (Udupi) and Shruti Gopal (Bengaluru) to present Bharatanatyam on 28th of February 2021.
Department of Kannada and Culture, Govt. of Karnataka are supporting this event.
Aditi Lakshmi Bhat: Bharatanatyam student at Nrityaangan. She is the daughter of Dr. Kiran Kumar BS & Dr. Chaithra Laxmi B. She is very passionate about the art, was part of the Zee Kannada reality show, Chota Champion at the age of 3 and half years. She is at Cambridge School, Mangaluru.
Shreema Upadhyaya: Bharatnatyam fascinated Shreema at a tender age. Blessed with a natural flair for the art, her dedication and sincerity have been nurtured by her Guru Sri. P. Praveen Kumar. Her performances have won accolades, and she has been a prize clincher in all the dance competitions she has participated in, both at the state and national level. Her performances on television have reached many people’s hearts with
great applause. She has performed in several festivals across the country including
T. Reddi Lakshmi: Well versed performer in the present generation of Kuchipudi artists in India who is learning and performing this dance form for the last 20 years. For her, Kuchipudi is, far from being just an art form that she performs with unparalleled passion. She has performed in countries like Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, Malaysia and Bhutan under the flag of ICCR. She has also had the privilege of performing in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, before Presidents of the BRICS countries. She is also conducting free Kuchipudi classes for underprivileged children from Samarpan School in Delhi, besides her regular workshop demonstrations under the SPICMACAY.
Vidyashree Radhakrishna: She was initiated into the art of Bharathanatyam by her mother Smt. Jayalakshmi herself, at the tender age of five. She then continued to learn from Smt. Nalini Bypadittaya and Dr.Seetha Kote . Her zeal towards this divine art form of Bharatanatyam, made her to continue with Guru Muralidhar Rao,Mysore , Padmashri Adayar K Lakshman, Chennai , Guru Bragha Besell Chennai and Guru Rama Vaidyanathan, Delhi. Vidyashree Radhakrishna founded Gaana Nrithya Academy (GNA) in 1994 at Sullya, her hometown. Vidyashree has performed at around six hundred prestigious venues in India and abroad, as a solo performer and with her students.
Dr. Manjari Chandra Pushparaj: Bharathanatyam dancer and teacher, who is a disciple of Guru Radhakrishna Tantry and Guru Geetha Gopinath Chennai. She has been giving performances at various places in India. Her remarkable performances and a workshop in Germany is commendable and has been appreciated in a book, titled ‘Future in Rememberence’ written by German scholar Dr. Albrect Frenz. Presently she is Director of Srishti Foundation, Udupi where over 100 students are learning Bharathanatyam and over 8 have completed their Vidwat exams. She is a qualified Ayurvedic physician and has masters in Yoga therapy from KMC Manipal.
Shruti Gopal: Disciple of Late Guru Smt. Padmini Ramachandran and presently trains under Guru Bragha Bessel and Shri Mavin Khoo. She is the artistic director at Upadhye school of dance and is an integral part of Punyah Dance Company headed by Shri Parshwanath Upadhye . She is a graded artist of Doordarshan and has performed at various prestigious festivals in India and abroad. She was part of an Indian Delegation to China under the Cultural Exchange Programme of Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India in 2011. She was conferred with the title “Aarsha Kala Choodamani” by Swami Dayananda Saraswati at New Jersey, USA in 2012.