Bharatanatyam Margam on Friendship
Preethi Ramaprasad
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Preethi Ramaprasad is a multifaceted dancer from the U.S., who has been under the tutelage of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy for 23 years. Preethi has toured India, Europe, and the U.S. both in solo and group shows. Some accolades include “All- Rounder Yuva Kala Bharathi” from Bharat Kalachar, “Guru Samyuktha Panigrahi Award” from Krishna Gana Sabha, “Best Performer” from Parathasarathy Sabha, Trinity Festival Award, and the YoungArts Scholarship from NFAA. She is passionate about teaching and has completed workshops at venues like Juilliard School of Arts, Columbia University, and the Chennai American International School. A keen researcher, Preethi studies the intersection of Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam, and agency. 

MITRA: “Meditate on friendship,” a popular Sanskrit song preaches. The interdependence in this world indicates we must avoid enmity. “Mitra” builds on this universality of friendship through a mythological and lyrical context, touching on various types of relationships. Preethi points to friendship as the root of siblinghood, romance, confidantes, and divinity. Ultimately, she finds that many of these characters lie within us. Narrated in English and a score in Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Kannada, “Mitra: Glimpses of Eternal Friendship” takes its viewers into a journey within.