The Caged Birds Sings

Bharatnatyam
Jyotsna Vaideeswaran
At Nehru centre London
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The Caged Bird Sings is a Bharatnatyam production inspired by real women who were ground-breaking in how they challenged the norms and embody all the living Devis that walk this earth.

This production delves inside their stories of hope and courage by weaving dance, original music score, and rich poetry.

“The Caged Bird Sings” is even more relevant today where we need to remind ourselves that the true spirit of the Divine lives in each of us and the entire Universe. It explores heroines of Myth and History some of whom are unsung heroines. It reminds us of the strength within the human spirit to overcome challenges. It urges us to think about the sacrifices of women before us and how their legacy has the made the life we enjoy today possible.

A review: “A powerful message and beautiful dancing. Positive responses are pouring in. Congratulations.” Andrew Wood, Dance Curator of SF International Arts Festival

Jyotsna is a dedicated Bharatnatyam dancer who has immersed herself in the art from the young age of five, what started as a childhood hobby, turned into her life’s mission to learn, perform, create new dance works and teach. A multi-faceted personality she holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a passionate Product Manager & Visionary currently with Google. She finds that ultimately creativity is the driving force that helps her excel at both Art & Technology.

Jyotsna considers herself blessed to have trained in India with eminent Gurus of the Kalakshetra tradition, Padma Bhushan Prof. C.V Chandrasekhar, Aravindakshan & Vasantha Aravind, K.P Kunhiraman & Katherine Kunhiraman. Jyotsna has given numerous solo performances in India, Canada and the USA.