Dance: Marga – Bharatnaytam

Anugraha Sridhar
Get Direction

“Marga- the path” is a confluence of the contemporary form of Bharatanatyam and the tradition of movement philosophy prescribed by the Natyshastra. This production brings together some unique pieces on spirituality, connect with nature, connect with the self and love in a unique vocabulary that showcases intertwined sequences of Adavus and its marga counterpart- the “Karanas”. With Bharathanrityam at its core, Marga will explore the weaving together of pieces that reflect on some beautiful pieces that I have been an integral part in the path of me becoming a dancer.

Anugraha Sridhar is a Bharatanatyam artiste, Carnatic vocalist from New York. She is a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Dr Padma Subrahmanyam and the artistic director of Anugraha arts. She has specialised in learning the 108 Karanas and has performed in many prominent festivals across India including the prestigious Spirit of Youth festival at The Music Academy Madras. She was invited to perform with her guru in five cities in South Africa under invitation from the India Embassy for Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

The Indian express calls Anugraha "A Niche in Nrityam in NYC" as the artist creates her own artistic voice in the city, she resides in. She performed for the festival for 75 years of Indian Independence celebrations inside the Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Anugraha is a playback singer and has sung for two Tamil films. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Sydney, Australia and worked as a political strategist in India.