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Schedule

4/11/2014 - 6:15 PM
Inauguration Auspicious chants
by Subhadra Subbarao & friends
Neeriksha
New Idea Group Dances by -
Soorya Dance Company, St. Louis, MO
Bharathanatyam
 - by Guru Anuradha Naimpally, Austin, TX
Dinner Break
Remembering Gurus
 Kittappa Pillai and Guru Narmada
by Lakshmi Sanjay
Kuchipudi - Simhanandini Nrithyam
- by Dr. Saraswati Rajathesh, India
Kathak
- by Shila Mehta, Mumbai, India

4/12/2014 - 5:15 PM

Sacred Chants
By students of Guru Seema Kasthuri
Inaugural dances
students of Guru Prasanna Kasthuri
Maargam
 by Kaushi Subramanyam & Troupe, San Antonio, TX
JIVA
By Indique & Troupe, Dallas, TX
Dinner Break
Bahaar
by Kathak Rhythms, Dallas, TX
Remembering Gurus
Vempati Chinna Sathyam
by Guru Sujatha Vinjamuri
In memory of Master
- dance production remembering Vempati by Dr. Kamala Reddy (Pittsburgh), Shobha Natarajan (Chicago), Sasikala Penumarthi(Atlanta) and Revathi Komanduri (Atlanta)

4/13/2014 1:30 PM

Sacred Chants Music 
by Students of Seema Kasthuri
Dances of Shiva
By Students of Guru Prasanna Kasthuri
Parabrahmam Shivam
by Janaki Nair & Group, Chicago, IL
Remembering Kalamandalam
Krishnan Nair and Kalamandalam Kalyani Kutti Amma
Mohini Attam by Smitha Rajan and Senior disciples of Kalyani Kutti Amma, St. Louis, MO
Sakshi
Grand Finale in Bharathanatyam-Kathak-MohiniAttam-Kuchipudi by Manisha Dongre, Radhika Acharya, Sandhya Sree Athmakuri, Asha Subramanian from Detroit, MI

Dinner Break

Great Folk Dances of India
Parai Dance by Tamil Sangham, Missouri
Kolata by Sangama Kannada Sangha, Missouri
Ghoomar & Bhavai by Neelima Bhaavsara and Friends
Bihu Dance by Janapada Folk Theater, St. Louis
Raas Garbha by St. Louis University Raas Garbha Team
Bhangra by Washington University Bhangra Team

Boxed - Dinners will be available for those who ordered


Angikam Bhuvanam Yasya 
Vachikam Sarva Vangmayam 
Aaharyam Chandra Taradi
Tam Numah (or Vande) Saattvikam Shivam 
आंगिकम भुवनम यस्य
वाचिकं सर्व वाङ्ग्मयम
आहार्यं चन्द्र ताराधि
तं नुमः (वन्दे) सात्विकं शिवम् 


Soorya Performing Arts is an organization dedicated to promote Indian classical dance, music and theater from India in USA. It has dedicated to share the knowledge of traditional art forms of Indian civilization which are rooted in its tradition and culture for many millennia. Under Soorya’s umbrella classical dance forms such as Bharathanatyam and Kathak; classical music form such as Carnatic music are taught on by devoted teachers.  Till now it has educated many thousand students since its inception.


(Guru Prasanna Kasthuri with his teacher Guru Narmada)


As an event organizer it has provided opportunity to perform to several hundred talented artists from USA, India, Canada, Europe through its pioneering efforts through St. Louis Indian Dance Festival, St. Louis Indian Music Festival and NATAKA – a theater festival. It has led the non-profit artistic activity with the help of many like-minded entities such as Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission and many patron businesses, and art loving patrons.

(Pandit Birju Maharaj with Ustad Imrat Khan during Soorya Performing Art's event in 2008)

Soorya performing arts is instrumental in bringing classics such as the 2nd century Sanskrit play – “Mruchcha Katika” for the first time in Midwest USA. It has produced much acclaimed productions such as RAINBOW-2, which has brought the poems of legends such as Shakespeare, Wordsworth and civil liberty poet - Maya Angelou and many more. This is the only organization which brought the legendary Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharajji to St. Louis, MO to this day.

Under its Artistic director Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, it has laid a great vision of Indian – American artistic collaborations, which represents the two greatest democracies on the face of Earth.

Come and join Soorya Performing Arts to enjoy the beauty of Indian performing art form and its collaboration with modern world.

 

The above Sanskrit verse is taken from 12th century Theatre Treatise - Abhinaya Darpana (Mirror of Gestures). The meaning is - To whom the whole body is the entire Universe ; To whom all the audible sound is his speech; To whom moon and stars are his jewels; I bow to such spiritually strong Shiva, the deity of dance!

The beauty of this verse is such that, it explains the four major ways all human beings can express - 1. through body movements,  2- through sound or speech or music 3 - through costume or attire 4 -  through feelings and emotions. All these extremely important for any performing artist.

 

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