Past Events

Bharatnatyam Performance: Rama Vaidyanathan
November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DuSable Museum, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637

Rama Vaidyanathan is one of India’s leading classical dancers. She is considered as one of the best interpreters of the ancient art form of Bharata Natyam. She has been fortunate to have trained intensively under the legendry dancer Yamini Krishnamurty. Rama has also been under the guidance of the eminent Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan.

Part of the IAHM/Natya series Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage. This initiative has been made possible by the generous support of The Chicago Community Trust.

Rama Vaidyanathan
November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DuSable Museum, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637

Beats of Life - Front“Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage” presents:

Rama Vaidyanathan

With alluring artistry, Rama Vaidyanathan brings a fresh approach to Bharata Natyam, the traditional classical dance of South India. Curu Saroja Vaidyanathan provided guidance to Rama after she received intense training from Yamini Krishnamurthy. She combines rhythmic prowess, technical skill, and devotion to produce vibrant performance.

Prashant Shah
October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg COurt, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Beats of Life - FrontBeats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage presents:

Prashant Shah, a disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, has won critical acclaim for his graceful performance of a wide repertoire of Kathak, which traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India known as Kathaks, or storytellers.

Shantha Nair
September 23, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alessandro Volta School, 4950 North Avers , Chicago, IL 60625

ShantaNair“Beats of Life, “Rhythms of Heritage”

Indo-American Heritage Museum and Natya Dance Theatre proudly present Shantha Nair.

Free Admission; Come Early For Best Seats!

Shantha Nair performs Kuchipudi, the classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh. At prestigious venues and festivals in India, critics and connoisseurs have praised her vibrant and expressive form.

Margam - A Sacred Path
August 25, 2012, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Indo-American Center, 6328 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL

Amulya Gampa Hema's choice 7-24-12A BHARATHA NATYAM PERFORMANCE FEATURING

AMULYA GAMPA AND VIDYA GOVIND from the Natya Dance Company

Amulya Gampa has danced to acclaim at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, The Harris Theater and the Chennai Annual Dance Festival in India. She has also performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Orchestra.

Vidya Govind’s superb artistry has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Young Arts Program and the Presidential Scholars program. She has performed widely as a soloist and has also toured with the Natya Company to prestigious venues throughout the country.

FREE ADMISSION  – LIMITED SEATING – ARRIVE EARLY

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