Masters of Abhinaya (2014)

Presented at Rich Mix, Saturday 1 November 2014. 

Sooraj Subramaniam in a virtuosic Bharatanatyam recital. Accompanied by an ensemble of Carnatic musicians.

“Really interesting to watch the grandmasters on stage together.”

Audience Member

“Such a well conceived show. Loved it!”

Audience Member

Four of the UK’s most respected and distinguished South Asian dance artists presented the ultimate experience of expression in classical Indian dance. For one night only, Chitra Sundaram, Pushkala Gopal, Sujata Banerjee and Padmashri Pratap Pawar came together to celebrate the rich breadth of Abhinaya in a truly memorable event.

Choreographed for the intimate setting of Rich Mix and inspired by the stories of India, artists showcased their own interpretations through the art of expression, supported by live music. The Masters of Abhinaya illustrated the art form in its true excellence.



Dance Artists: Padmashree Pratap Pawar MBE, Pushkala Gopal, Chitra Sundaram, Sujata Banerjee
Musicians: Pirashanna Thevarajah (Mridangam), Jasdeep Singh Degun (Sitar), Manorama Prasad (Vocals)



Images: Vipul Sangoi
Flyer: Jaykishen Patel

Supported by

Arts Council England and Rich Mix.

Special thanks to

Oliver Carruthers