COLLABORATORS

 
 
 

Kadhambari Sridhar 

has been learning Indian classical dance for the past fifteen years and is currently training in Bharatanatyam under Guru Malini Srinivasan. She performs with Malini Srinivasan and Dancers in venues globally. In 2013, she was part of Being Becoming, a Bharatanatyam production that premiered in the International Fringe Festival in New York City and toured Switzerland and Chicago. Most recently, she performed in Tejas Luminous in the 2015 NYC Fringe Festival. Growing up in India, Kadhambari trained in Kuchipudi under Guru Shailaja Prasad in Hyderabad. She has also choreographed and presented performance art, monologues, and storytelling in and around New York City. Kadhambari works in the field of global public health. 

 

Tatyana Popova

hailing from Almaty, Kazakhstan, took her first steps towards her dancing career very early; she performed waltzes with the dance company “Emilia” at age six. She eventually graduated from the State Music and Dance Academy in Character Dance and Choreography in Kazakhstan. She was awarded second place in the “Voice of Asia” competition and received a five year scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to study Bharatanatyam at Kalakshetra in Chennai, India. Thereafter, she graduated from the Academy of Flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance “Matilde Coral” in Spain. Including the U.S., Tatyana has worked in Russia, Central Asia, India, and Europe. She has also choreographed her own productions, most notably, “Las Andanzas del Capitan Girovagus,” named the best dance production of Barcelona by a major newspaper publication of Spain. In her performances, we can notice the aesthetic beauty of a wide spectrum of dance including Ballet, Bharatanatyam, Flamenco and Folk dance. www.miradha.com

 

Samarth Nagarkar

is a Hindustani classical vocalist, known for his captivating performances and a traditionally rich music. Samarth features in prominent music festivals and venues in India and the US including The ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Kolkata; Chhandayan All Night Concert, The International Fringe Festival and The Drive East Festival, New York; Maverick Concerts, Woodstock; Ali Akbar College of Music and Basant Bahar, San Francisco; The Kashinath Bodas Music Festival, Phoenix; and Universities like Stanford, UPenn, UPitt and PSU. He has two albums titled ‘Pranali’ and ‘Pravah’ and a book, ‘Raga Sangeet’ to his credit. Samarth teaches at two prominent music schools in New York, and also teaches adjunct lectures and master-classes at schools/universities like MSM and NYU. Trained under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, he is a former scholar of the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is also a recipient of a Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and a President’s Award for winning the All India Radio’s National Music Competition. Pursuing a full-fledged career as a performer, composer, teacher and author, Samarth is described by critics as one of today’s most prolific performers and a torchbearer of the traditions he represents. www.samarthnagarkar.com

 

Ganesh Ramachandran

(Purple)Ganesh's photographs celebrate and cherish the joy of human connections. Building on the narrative power of photography, Ganesh's work doesn't end with capturing the right moment, but begins where soulful images start relating to each other to tell their uniquely personal stories.

Ganesh has been interpreting the world through his lenses for more than 20 years, and has photographed world-renowned dancers and a wide range of performances in North America and in India. He is a 2011 winner of the Momentum: Images of Dance Photography Awards, and was the official photographer of Massachusetts Dance Festival in 2011.  He is currently working on a documentary project on the senior generation of Indian classical dance Gurus. His Guru-Shishya series has been exhibited as a solo show in Kalaa Utsavam 2013 - The Indian Festival of Arts in Singapore.

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