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Presented at Rich Mix, Saturday 17 November 2018

Akademi’s exhilarating evening of classical Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music presented by Swati Seshadri and an ensemble of young musicians.

“Dazzled everyone with her stamina, energy and power”

Anna Kuppuswamy

Reviewer, Pulse

“Clean lines…confident presentation of steps defined Swati’s pure dance sequences.”

Anna Kuppuswamy

Reviewer, Pulse

Swati Seshadri performed new Bharatanatyam works, accompanied by a group of talented, emerging musicians.

The evening captured an interplay and balance between dance and music. A Carnatic vocalist herself, Swati used her wonderous musicality and fresh expressiveness.

The programme first introduced the world of the temple procession, as the deity was taken on a parade in the streets, then played with the audience’s emotions through an adrenaline-induced Varnam. In a traditional finish, a Thillana, set in an unusual 5-beat cycle, concluded the night.

Creative Team

Producer: Nina Head
Lighting Design: Jai Morjaria


Performer: Swati Seshadri
Choreographer: Seeta Patel
Flautist: Madhusoodanan
Mridangam artist: Abhiram Sahathevan
Nattuvangam artist: Vibha Selvaratnam
Vocalist: Srutti Suresan
Violinst: Aditya Venugopal
Photographer: Thackshila Udage

Supported by

Swati Seshadri’s cotume was sponsored by Kanakavalli

With thanks to

Guru Smt Vasanthakumare, O S Arun, Rama Vaidyanathan, Julien Kottukapally, Sudha Seshadri, Seeta Venkatraman, Kiran Ratna & Family, Christopher Gurusamy, Kamala Devam, Shivaangee Agrawal and Shyam Patel.