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#Repost @dancerukmini (@repost_via_instant ) My first performance in the US tour is in San Francisco! With Prayukti Arts. Organised by my dear student @nittuwit Ticket link details are in the poster! Hope to see you all there! #sanfrancisco #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dancer #dance #sfo
Happy Independence Day ! Often I wonder what Independence and freedom mean as an artist. Freedom in artistic choice ? In the capacity to make decisions? In expression? In the choice of vocabulary? Independence in ideology ? Financial, Independence? I feel it is a combination of all these things. Independence and freedom are tied down to a sense of duty in social situations. As artists we don’t have this clarity of what this artistic “duty” is or if it exists at all ..... Message me your thoughts .... Waiting to hear perceptions on the ideas of artistic freedom .... something that we enjoy today only because our freedom fighters got us the essential values of physical freedom many years ago. #independenceday #freedom #ardhanareeshwara #artist #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #performer #bharatanatyam #creative #independence #gudiyasambhrama
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Happy birthday Anusha!! You are one of those persons I don’t want to lose ever. I wish you a life time of happines! #itsherbirthday #raadhakalpa
My performance yesterday for the Model UN conference..... so enjoyable to be with my girls before heading out on my US tour.... @raadhakalpa #bharathanatyam #classicalindiandance #performer #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #redflowers #iimun #modelun #modelunitednations #dancer #dance #mumbai
Regrann from @dancerukmini - A short video on bhava and rasa is up on my YouTube channel from Raadha Kalpa Link below. Or check my story to swipe and view the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Tfnlx6h-g #bhava #rasa #raadhakalpa #indiantradition #bharatanatyam #natyashastra #emotion #anubhava #sthaayi #acting #theater #actor #dancer #indianclassicaldance - #regrann
A short video on bhava and rasa is up on my YouTube channel from Raadha Kalpa Link below. Or check my story to swipe and view the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Tfnlx6h-g #bhava #rasa #raadhakalpa #indiantradition #bharatanatyam #natyashastra #emotion #anubhava #sthaayi #acting #theater #actor #dancer #indianclassicaldance
Happy birthday Priya!! You are one of the most hard working and best souls I have ever come across!! Stay blessed!! May you be the happiest always! I love you priya! ❤️ . . #itsherbirthday #raadhakalpa
Finally!!! Finally my bum touched the floor! There are lot of things to work on in the posture but little celebration for the progression is okey no? 😉 . . PC: @anushayash #workinprogress #split #pilates #lshva #raadhakalpa
Very often I’m asked , “how long does it take for me to perform? Do my arangetram? Be a dancer” The honest answer is, that I don’t know. It can take a few years or it can take twenty or more years. It depends entirely on you and your relationship with dance. Depends on your drive and determination to work hard and strive incessantly. Depends on your ability to keep going even when you hit a wall with your progress. Depends on you mental ability to go beyond your body, your spiritual strength to immerse yourself in dance and to make dance your religion. Depends on you. Only you can answer your own question. You can learn dancing even when you’re older. But again, everything depends on you.... #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #classicalindiandance #indianclassicaldance #upholdingtradition #strength #determination #progress #dance #dancer #dancerlife #danceismyreligion
Trying new things with the @raadhakalpa company.... many performances coming up! Including #thedarklord look out for dates and details ...... #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #tradition #kurta #flower #dancer #dancerlife #dance #experiment #explore #rehearsal #studio #students #anarkali #indian
For complete details and ticket links click on the website in my bio. And look at the calendar ! The travel begins again.... the months to come are filled with performances.... #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #travel #tour #dancing #dance #dancer #dancerlife #performer #performance
Dancing in abandon .... :-) we are restaging #thedarklord soon! Look out for details and dates.... Video: @__purnsphotos @raadhakalpa @dancerukmini #krishna #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #classicaldance #krishna #raadhakalpa
Regrann from @dancerukmini - Dancing in abandon .... :-) we are restaging #thedarklord soon! Look out for details and dates.... Video: @__purnsphotos @raadhakalpa #krishna #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #classicaldance #krishna #raadhakalpa - #regrann
Dancing in abandon .... :-) we are restaging #thedarklord soon! Look out for details and dates.... Video: @__purnsphotos @raadhakalpa #krishna #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #bharatanatyam #classicaldance #krishna #raadhakalpa
The lovely ladies of @raadhakalpa Dance Company all dressed in Inde Rooh. Also, thanks @dancerukmini for sharing this, gave us some real happiness and pride! ・・・ Rehearsals for #thedarklord are in full swing! Thank you for sending us these lovely outfits @inderooh @raadhakalpa Dance company Photo: @__purnsphotos #dance #dancer #fashion #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #dancerlife #indian #salwar #printed #flowers #indian
I must have done something right to please lord Nataraja..... I have so many beautiful dedicated girls working with me, learning with me .... helping me realise the dreams I have for Bharatanatyam.... #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dancer #culture #dance #train #experiment #choreography #classicalindiandance #classicaldance #indian
Regrann from @dancerukmini - Schedule for my performances in the US this August! Looking forward to it .... please email the respective organisers for details #ustour #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dance #dancer #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #dancerlife #ontour #performer #travel #soloist - #regrann
Schedule for my performances in the US this August! Looking forward to it .... please email the respective organisers for details #ustour #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dance #dancer #indianclassicaldance #classicalindiandance #dancerlife #ontour #performer #travel #soloist
The bond that links us is not of the blood but of respect and joy in each other's life and I'm glad to be part of this madness! Thank you @inderooh for the wonderful kurtis😊 Picture credit : our amazing @__purnsphotos ☺️ #bharatanatyam #dancers #raadhakalpa #dancersofinstagram #dancersworld #sustainablefashion
My girls who help me with teaching in Raadha Kalpa. Would not have been possible to train and manage the growth of so many students without their help! The universe has a way of putting people together such that our dreams are achieved ! Thank you 😊 #students #strength #raadhakalpa @raadhakalpa #dancerlife #dancer #teachingdance #tradition #culture #indian
Happy birthday Pritikaa!!!! @pritika.krishnakumar May this year you be as crazy as ever! May you be the happiest! May you get married too! And I love you! ❤️ Swipe right ➡️ . . . #itsherbirthday #happybirthday #raadhakalpa
Las Intensive 2018! With some amazing gurus who opened the mind and body to the infinite possibilities of dance.. Thankful for everything 🙏🏽 @dancerukmini @kandasamyshankar @sridevi_nrithyalaya_ . . . #bharatanatyam #lasintensive #lshvaspace #raadhakalpa #dance #intensive #summer #bangalore #grateful #summerdoneright #dancing #nityasnritya
The lines of Bharatanatyam are so precise, it’s a constant attempt to balance the speed, rhythmic accuracy, efficiency of movement, grace and precision of the body lines.... It’s gets better each day, with each attempt, something unfolds. This constant self discovery is needed for progress and growth .... thank you for giving me this . #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #unfold #discover #dancerlife #dance #rehearse #practice
Finding friends with the same mental disorder is priceless! We will miss you @nittuwit How I wish you could stay here with us and meet us everyday! And I love you too @pritika.krishnakumar PC: @__purnsphotos #lasintensive #raadhakalpa #lshva
Teaching has become such a big part of my life now. I’m attached to it in a way I cannot explain. It makes me deconstruct my ideas, to essentials and share them with simplicity, accuracy and thought. Teaching has made me learn more about dance than I can ever imagine. But I am glad that I waited for a long time before teaching. I know that I had to wait this long to do right by my students, do right by my dance.... I had to wait to assimilate the knowledge enough that it would unravel before me as I shared it. Patience pays off.... Photo: @__purnsphotos #tradition #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #training #classicaldance #classicalindiandance #share #passingontraditions #indian #culture #salwar #dance #dancer #dancerlife #dancesummerintensive
Happpy birthday you crazy @sandhyamuralidharan117 ❤️ here’s to more overseas gossip, night caps and dance memories! . . . . #birthday #bestie #fool #raadhakalpa #love
Happy birthday Sandhya!! May you be the happiest always! And I hope this year you get little love towards me to stop bullying me! I love you ❤️ PC: @__purnsphotos and @balajikrishnan_97 #raadhakalpa #sikkisbirthday
And the Las summer intensive 2018 comes to an end! It was last years intensive which turned my whole life and perspective about dance! This year was no less. Thank you Akka. @dancerukmini for being there with us, for teaching us, for helping us to explore so many new things in art!And big thank you for this great opportunity. We are immensely lucky to be able to spend time and learn from gurus like Sheela Unnikrishnan and Shankar Kandaswamy. I’m forever thankful to them. Thank you Harinie jeevita and Bhairavi Venkateshan for helping us out and being an inspiration. Thank you Jayanthi Kumaresa maam. Thank you @lshvaspace and @raadhakalpa for summer intensive. Swipe right to see all the pictures #lassummerintensive #lasintensive #workshop #lshva #raadhakalpa #dance #art
Lord Krishna said “In the game of dice, I am the dice”.. What he meant - We can only control how or whether we throw the dice. We have no say in what rolls out. Similarly, in the game of life, we can only control what we do. The consequences of our actions are not in our hand.. Choose what you want to do and do it with full conviction. . . Something beautiful from the Mahabharata that Prakash Belwadi uncle shared with us in the Las intensive that stuck in my head. . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #artist #justdance #nityasnritya #indianclassicaldance #narthanam #culture #indian #art #uplift #happy #mahabharata #krishna #life #quotes #thoughts #morals #dancerlife #lasintensive #lshva #raadhakalpa
Krishna and his diabolical scheme to blame the “butter stealing” on the monkeys...... @gudiyasambhrama #bharatanatyam #indian #dancerlife #dance #raadhakalpa #krishna #radha #butter #imagination #creativity #temple #festival #art #performance #bangalore
This picture is from a performance about 12 years ago. Narmada aunty was still there. She was my strength in many ways. I’m deeply indebted to her kindness and love. She allowed my dance to flower, to grow. I miss her dearly on many days and wish I could share what my dance life has become with her. But she has left her dance in me and for that I am ever grateful. I hope everyday that I am doing right by all my teachers.... hope that they would be proud of me. I miss them.... #dancerlife #teacher #guru #kindness #lineage #bharatanatyam #krishna #passingontraditions #raadhakalpa Photo: Swaheel
Happy #internationalyogaday 💕 . . Among the many benefits of yoga, what struck me most today was how malleable the human body is. Consistent practice is truly the key to change. We can train ourselves to be and do anything we want! 2 years ago on international yoga day, we struggled to get through a 108 surya namaskar practice. In fact, I didn’t even finish. Today we did a 2.5 hour practice of surya namaskars with all kinds of standing, seated, balancing and back bend variations included. It was not “easy” but I didn’t think I was going to pass out. I even counted wrong and ended up doing over 122 vinyasas instead of 108 so yaaay to small improvements! 30% better as my guru calls it 😅 . . Wearing uber comfy, breathable and stretchy pants from @deiveeofficial. They have all organic workout clothing so comfortable that it will make you want to live in their clothes. And as a bonus, they are offering Flat 50% OFF on natural and anti-skid yoga mats for yoga instructors. So if you are a yoga instructor or have friends who are yoga instructor contact deivee to grab the deal! . . . . #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #deivee #practice #healthylife #fitgirls #health #feelgood #mindfulness #strong #fitness #lifestyle #yogamat #gettingstrong #train #workhard #lshvadays #lshvaspace #raadhakalpa #hardwork #dancerlife #dancerswhotrain #yogasehoga @big.bazaar
Loving my @raadhakalpa days.. and nights! With a full time resident company now, The studio is full of dance and life starting 5:30am till 8pm. Been living and breathing dance non stop with awesome girls for company! Motivated, pushed and learning with and from everyone here.. Their energy is so contagious that I spent my afternoon practicing instead of reading/resting before evening classes. Been eying this nataraja kauthuvam for a while now. Just learnt to do it.. long way to go before I will be able to dance it. 4 times of this piece and you will be 💀 I promise you. #nittuwitdead #peaceout . . . . #bharatanatyam #dance #dancer #dancerlife #raadhakalpa #lshva #dancedays #love #happiness #alldaylong #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #culture #nataraja #natesha #kauthuvam #shiva #dead #narthanam #indianclassicaldancers #nityasnritya #dancevideo #practice #hardwork #studiotime
Day-1 of the Spatial Awareness Workshop for @dancerukmini ‘s @raadhakalpa dancers. So energetic and so much fun. Looking forward to take them through interesting movements and flows for Day-2!!! . . . #chaosfaktory #raadhakalpa #raadhakalpadancecompany #spatialawareness #workshop #movement #dancer #girls #excitement #energy #goodvibes #bangalore #fitness #learning #knowledge #fitgirls #flexibility #movementartist #movementtraining #movementart #hsrlayout
Back to the madness of teaching from tomorrow! Holidays are done.... ( no holiday for me... holidays for my students are done) I’m working on my students splits in this one with a little bit of fun!! Paying no attention to my posture in the process! Awful.... but you have to look at them :-) I’m looking forward to being back with all my babies from tomorrow! Small to big .... they’re all my babies! #students #love #teacher #bharatanatyam #splits #kids #children #joy #dancerlife #classicalindiandance #raadhakalpa
Sometimes , your body just gives way. Today was one of those days.... after a hectic month of travel and workshops, with no respite, I have fever today. So I didn’t do yoga, didn’t run, didn’t dance.... Still had to go to the studio all day for the Meeting with my new students..... And I have morning class tomorrow. And everything starts Monday!! Looking forward to a full sleep day.... where I just sleep for 24 hrs ! ( I know that won’t happen.... but I’m aiming for it ! ) ;-) #dancer #dancerlife #sleepy #raadhakalpa #travel #flights
#Repost @dancerukmini • • • All of dance is surrender. A surrender to dance itself. A surrender to the world of movement. In surrender is where we will truly know it..... if we do not surrender, we will never know dance. Photo: Arul C #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #classicalindiandance #temple #surrender #shiva #indianclassicaldance #tanjavur
#Repost @dancerukmini • • • All of dance is surrender. A surrender to dance itself. A surrender to the world of movement. In surrender is where we will truly know it..... if we do not surrender, we will never know dance. Photo: Arul C #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #classicalindiandance #temple #surrender #shiva #indianclassicaldance #tanjavur
All of dance is surrender. A surrender to dance itself. A surrender to the world of movement. In surrender is where we will truly know it..... if we do not surrender, we will never know dance. Photo: @arjulcvfx #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #classicalindiandance #temple #surrender #shiva #indianclassicaldance #tanjavur
My girls have come such a long way in the past year and sometimes I forget to say how proud I am of them. Their incessant drive to do better, their long days of training, practice, rehearsals..... are finally paying off. I’m excited to start the month of June with them! Looking forward to time with my @raadhakalpa girls :-) #dancers #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #dance #classicalindiandance #shivaratri #performance #chennai #bangalore #india
Two days until I fly out to New York again.... just getting done with a 5 day dance intensive for my children at Raadha Kalpa, have had rehearsals for a show with my girls....the company has a performance this weekend when I’m gone; and I’ve gotten in some family time ...... months ahead have a lot of excitement! :-) lots of dancing and travel and teaching and choreography! Everything that I love #dancerlife #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #dancer #stolenmoments #dance
Another short clip from “Madhava mamava “ Haven’t gotten around to uploading the full version yet. Will do it :-) I was joyous that day! The breeze was blowing and it was a beautiful day.... Music @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video : my husband :-) #classicaldance #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #bharatanatyam #madhava #krishna #song #dance #free #nature #coorg
I’m back home after two weeks and I’m performing today at the Rasasvada festival , at Sevadasan in Malleshwaram, bangalore at around6:45 pm I’m dancing some of my favourite pieces. It is a short performance , but I’m happy to be dancing in bangalore always. Thanks to Madhulita for inviting me! I know the post is late, but if you’re around Malleshwaram please come. There are also other artists dancing before me. So please come watch them as well. The whole evening performance starts at 5:30 It is open and free to all #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #dancer #dance #performance #bharatanatyam Photo credit: Naveen (Tanjavur)
A small clip from my solo MALA: I’m looking forward to dancing it again this year. It has grown and changed over the course of these months. Anybody interested in hosting MALA in the coming year, please email Purna on bharatanatyam@LshVa.in Music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi Ardhanareeswarar Stuti: by N Raghuram Light: Pritham Kumar Sound design: Sai Shravanam @saishravanam Video editing: Purna Venugopalan Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar #choreography #dancer #create #bharatanatyam #classical #karanas #contemporary #explore #create #korzotheater #raadhakalpa
Last day of the Workshop today in #thehague . I taught the students a jathi that came from my teacher. Lots of memories from my time in Narmada aunty’s house. Hours of dancing everyday.... love, warmth and a lot of sweat! Thankful to have had a teacher like her . #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #tradition #passingon #jathi #choreography #shiva #korzotheater @korzotheater
Happpy Mother’s Day 💖 . ”Maathe”, my solo work in progress production is coincidentally an exploration of mothers. I have a piece on Devi. And one on Devaki. This has not been an easy process or topic for me to work on.. Mostly because I can never begin to understand how mothers do and love as much and selflessly as they do. But the process of creating these pieces, has gotten me a little closer to understanding my amma. Wish I had a dog. Would have made translating my feelings so much simpler 😅 . . If you want to come to my show details are below.. Mothers are the source of life.. an ideal that binds us all beyond culture, time, race and space. We associate many emotions with the word mother. Starting from Devi the ultimate universal mother to a new 21st generation mother, they are a role model and source of many inspirations. When : June 1, 2 Where : @safehousearts Eddy street, SF Time : 8pm Tickets available through their page :-) . . . . #mothersday #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #narthanam #bayareaevents #emotions #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #saree #indian #culture #tradition #ikkat #fabindia #love
Another small bit from “Madhava mamava deva” Improvising to the music allows me to truly dance .... I create a lot from improvising. A large portion of my choreography comes from improv. Music: @anilsrinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan #dancer #choreography #bharatanatyam #improvise #raadhakalpa #dance #create #artist
What a magnificent piece of classical dance 😍🔥Performer - @dancerukmini Track - “Mamava Madhava deva krishna...” Music : Anil Srinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan Tag @thesiaofficials and use #thesia to get featured . . . #thesia @thesiaofficials @pinnedpages #talent #trending #love #classical #india #dance #mamavamadhava #krishna #madhava #keshava #deva #bharatanatyam #dancer #create #free #raadhakalpa #indian #loving #karnataka #choreography #choreographer #dancer #follow #comment #tag #heart
A small clip from my solo MALA that premiered last year in Korzo. I’m looking forward to dancing it again this year. It has grown and changed over the course of these months. Anybody interested in hosting MALA in the coming year, please email Purna on bharatanatyam@LshVa.in Music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi Light: Pritham Kumar Sound design: Sai Shravanam @saishravanam Video editing: Purna Venugopalan Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar #choreography #dancer #create #bharatanatyam #classical #karanas #contemporary #explore #create #korzotheater #raadhakalpa
Mothers are the source of life.. an ideal that binds us all beyond culture, time, race and space. We associate many emotions with the word mother. Starting from Devi the ultimate universal mother to a new 21st generation mother, they are a role model and source of many inspirations.. ”Maathe”, my solo work in progress production is currently an exploration of two mothers and i would love to have you there.. . When : June 1, 2 Where : @safehousearts Eddy street, SF Time : 8pm Tickets available through their page :-) . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #narthanam #bayareaevents #emotions #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #saree #indian #culture #tradition #ikkat #mothersday #baby #child #love
I will be in the US this August and again in september. I have a few dates open for performances and workshops. If you’re interested me for a workshop or performance please email Bharatanatyam@Lshva.in Open dates are listed below: Available for performance August 17,19,24,25,26 September 14 Available for workshop August 20-23, 13-16 #UStour #dancer #bharatanatyam #indian #classical #workshop #intensive #teacher #raadhakalpa
Raadha Kalpa’s Admissions are open for our new batches starting in June! Please visit our website for more information and to register. I cannot reply messages sent to the Instagram account regarding classes individually. Please check the website and send an email if you have more questions. someone will mail or call you back. Batches for 3-5 yr 6-9 yrs And adults Starting June 1st ! www.Lshva.in www.raadhakalpa.co.in Photo: @sunnyjagesar #bharatanatyam #class #bangalore #institute #danceclass #raadhakalpa #dancer #classical
#repost @dancerukmini . . . Another short bit from “Mamava Madhava” Krishna , overwhelms me every time. Many people feel that the classical arts are disconnected to today. I feel completely connected to Bharatanatyam because in every story, every instance I am reminded of the vastness of the universe, the supreme consciousness, and my journey to find out my place in this world. This topic can never exhaust me. So therefore, I can dance Bharatanatyam with stories of Krishna and Rama and shiva and the Devi and the myriad stories of our culture .... for a long long time ...... with joy and conviction. Music : @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video: my husband 😊: #dance #bharatanatyam #improvised #danceforjoy #krishna #madhava #kesava #carnatic #classical #indianclassicaldance #indian #dancer #raadhakalpa
Another short bit from “Mamava Madhava” Krishna , overwhelms me every time. Many people feel that the classical arts are disconnected to today. I feel completely connected to Bharatanatyam because in every story, every instance I am reminded of the vastness of the universe, the supreme consciousness, and my journey to find out my place in this world. This topic can never exhaust me. So therefore, I can dance Bharatanatyam with stories of Krishna and Rama and shiva and the Devi and the myriad stories of our culture .... for a long long time ...... with joy and conviction. Music : @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video: my husband :-) #dance #bharatanatyam #improvised #danceforjoy #krishna #madhava #kesava #carnatic #classical #indianclassicaldance #indian #dancer #raadhakalpa
Only one more day to buy early bird tickets for my presentation for SafeHouse RAW summer performance series. I will be presenting my solo work “Maathe”.. A production I have taken time to work on, research, re work and create. I will be presenting two pieces from Maathe this June at @safehousearts. It’s an informal showing and any constructive sharing or feedback is welcome. This is also my first steps into making my own solo production.. Nervous and excited :-) please come and support me! . . Here’s a small clip from where it all began.. At the @lshvaspace December intensive under the guidance of my guru @dancerukmini.. . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #lshvaspace #intensive #danceintensive #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance
This is a very old picture of mine. I was still in college. Trying to figure out so many things! My teachers had just passed on and I was alone. But I remember these moments in my performing life as moments of strength. Every couple performances, I set a goal. A goal that is possibly too far for me to reach. A goal that I have to work on so much that I’m exhausted in the weeks leading up to the performance. A goal that is based on an inadequacy I have noticed from my last performance. There have been some shows that I have been able to reach some of these goals, and I remember them with joy. The blessings and kindness of my teachers lives on in these goals. In these challenges that I present to myself. At every point, I am happy with what I have achieved but I am far from satisfied ..... when people ask me about inspiration or about motivation, I’d like to say, start small. Set small goals. But START! Don’t wait for another second, another minute, another day. Start now.... set a small goal and do it. You owe this to your teachers. I’m thankful to my teachers for guiding me with their presence. I miss them dearly on some days. But I’m thankful to have had them. (For Narmada aunty and Sundari akka) #teachers #strength #propel #love #guide #goals #keepgoing #dancer #dancerlife #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa
I absolutely love this song “Mamava Madhava deva krishna...” spent some time improvising to it in the outdoors yesterday. My husband took this video :-) though he doesn’t like taking videos .... dance happily, dance with abandon , just dance ..... for that is how dance was meant to be. Dance is not a calculated movement.... the training and skill must allow you to eventually dance such that you have submitted to the dance. You do not control it anymore. But it controls you..... Happy world dance day! ( I know it was yesterday.... I danced yesterday, posting today :-) ) Music : Anil Srinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan Peninsula studios Will try and post the longer version sometime #dance #mamavamadhava #krishna #madhava #keshava #deva #bharatanatyam #dancer #create #free #raadhakalpa
Happy world dance day!💃 (That little boy at the back looks either confused or terrified 😂) P.C: @sunnyjagesar (from Raadhakalpa's natyanjali tour) #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #natyanjali
No studio experiments this month because i am saving all my creative energy for my solo piece to be presented in SF. But here’s a real-time practice video from one of my favourite pieces. I always feel like I want to give up during the Mridanga Jathi but I feel so energetic when i get through it. I think that’s partly or mostly because I know the tough part is over 😅 Been trying to go 150% on energy these days and it’s more exhausting than I can explain. Hoping to get better. A truly enjoyable thillana that my Guru @dancerukmini learnt from her guru Narmada Aunty and passed on to us.. . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #nityasnritya #guru #parampara #tradition #thillana #dancevideo #jathi #vallachi #culture #indian #dancefamily #fitfam #stamina #practice #workhard
#Repost @dancerukmini with @get_repost ・・・ “Shiva, enters our hearts and rips it open to reveal our true selves.... when arrogance overpowers our being, we must allow shiva to enter.... “ Photo: @sunnyjagesar #gajasura #samhara #tiruvarur #natyanjali #shankarabharanam #shankara #nataraja #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #indian #temple #tamilnadu #festival #culture #heritage
Some new choreography coming up!! :-) with the @raadhakalpa dance company .... keep a look out for it! Deals with some relevant issues ... #bharatanatyam #explore #dancers #raadhakalpa #classical #contemporary #dance #hair #wild #choreographer #timeout #break
Everything is universal, except the mind. The mind is where we start to distinguish and separate from ourself- man/woman, religion, country, origin, me/you. When we learn to separate the ego from the mind, we find that you and I are the same. . Photo from the @raadhakalpa production TURIYA. Captured by @vbsuresh :) . . . . #dance #dancer #raadhakalpa #turiya #nityasnritya #blackandwhite #groupwork #ensemble #contemporary #bharatanatyam #indianclassicaldance #lshva #art #happy #imagination #dreams
My babies!! Finally doing alaripu .... :-) hard work paying off after so long!! Makes me happy ..... #teacher #victories #celebrate #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dancer #students #children #koramangala #dance #students
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