Kalanidhi invites you to meet Malavika Sarukkai, India’s leading Bharatanatyam exponent and listen to her speak about her life and creative journey as a dancer. Through an informally guided discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, the students will learn about her training and background, her performance experience and what led her to dedicate her life to her art.
It is our hope that bringing younger dancers and students face to face with such histories and experiences, will inspire them, expand their knowledge, and create role models for them to follow.
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MALAVIKA SARUKKAI – DANCER CHOREOGRAPHER
Intense, extraordinary and luminous are the qualities that distinguish Malavika Sarukkai's dancing. With her artistic mastery and technique, she commands a presence on the world stage. She is acclaimed globally for her creative dance choreographies, which transport the viewer to the heart beat of dance, taking dance beyond specific geographies.
In recognition of her choreographies, Sthiti Gati and Krishna Nee are included in the core repertoire of the Juilliard Creative Classroom Resources, New York.
As a passionate path breaking dancer from India, she has contributed to a significant body of work. Her choreographic interpretations reflect the incandescent beauty of the classical language and the energized articulation of a contemporary mind.
Awards: Padmashri from the President of India, Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamilnadu, Natya Kala Acharya Award from the Music Academy, Chennai to name a few.