November 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Harrow Arts Centre
Uxbridge Rd
Pinner HA5 4EA

Vichitra 2019

Vichitra is the annual autumn showcase by the Bharatanatyam students of Nina Rajarani MBE and Karnatic vocal students of Y Yadavan. Students of this successful husband-wife duo will perform a variety of pieces from the traditional repertoires of Karnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance.

Established in 1991, Srishti – Nina Rajarani School of Dance provides traditional training in Bharatanatyam dance, Karnatic music and Kathak for students of all ages, and has established a reputation for excellence in training and performance. This performance will be accompanied by a team of outstanding musicians.

Srishti Yuva Culture, Nina’s youth group, will present a piece of choreography accompanied by guest Kathak dancer Shyam Dattani, winner of BBC Young Dancer South Asian Category 2017.

As a special feature this year Nina Rajarani will be performing too, presenting some of her choice pieces of choreography.

Nina Rajarani creates compelling classical dance infused with contemporary relevance and inspired by a deep knowledge of South Indian music and Bharatanatyam technique, for audiences everywhere. Her performance will feature a curtain raiser performance created through a masterclass carried out by Nina with new and emerging Bharatanatyam dancers from across the UK.

Nina’s performance is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It has been made possible through support in kind from Harrow Arts Centre and New Dimensions.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.