Dancing the Gods: Night Two - Rama Vaidyanathan (solo Bharatanatyam)

Sunday, May 12, 2024
7:15 – 10PM

Asia Society is pleased to collaborate with World Music Institute for Dancing the Gods, an annual festival of Indian dance celebrating its 13th year, featuring some of the leading performers of Indian dance. Each night begins with a slide presentation by Rajika Puri, festival curator, and acclaimed dance storyteller. Night Two features a Bharatanatyam solo by the award-winning Rama Vaidyanathan.

Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the foremost Bharatanatyam dancers of her generation and is also the recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar awarded by the central government of India. Her technique is grounded in tradition, yet she brings a fresh approach to her choreography that is evident in the innumerable dance compositions she has added to the Bharatanatyam repertoire. As Director of Ganesa Natyalaya New Delhi, she is actively engaged in teaching and nurturing young dancers, inspiring a whole new generation. Rama opened the very first Dancing the Gods festival in 2011.