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Bharatanatyam is a traditional dance form originating in Tanjore, India and codified by the Natya Shastra. Natya is considered as the fifth Veda as it is more accessible, immersive, and interactive for those that practice dance and their audience. Through Natya, we share traditions, story, and emotions to perpetuate and sustain a part of India's beauty, culture, and diversity.

Sandhya Bhargavi continues to explore this art with the guidance of her Guru, Dr. Janaki Rangarajan, who is a disciple of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. Both revered and inspiring members of the Bharatanatyam community.


Dr. Janaki Rangarajan

An "Empanelled Artiste" of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Dr. Padma Subramanyam, "Nadanamamani" Dr. Janaki Rangarajan represents the future of the ancient art form. Janaki's immaculate and graceful movements and her subtle yet communicative expressions have won the admiration of laymen and connoisseurs alike. 

Janaki's performances have taken her across the globe. She tours with new choreographic works and conducts workshops. In addition to being an accomplished dancer, Janaki is a gifted dance choreographer. She has received many accolades of national and international acclaim which recognize her excellence as a performer and choreographer.

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Padma Subrahmanyam (Director, Nrityodaya, Chennai, India) is acclaimed as a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, choreographer, music composer, singer, teacher, author, Indologist and one of the most outstanding artistes of today. Padma has a Bachelor's degree in Music, Master's in Ethno Musicology and Ph.D in dance from Annamalai University. As a research scholar she did her thesis on 'Karanas in Indian dance and sculpture' and highlighted the fact that the 108 Karanas (which is the basic units of dance) are actually movements and not just static poses. Padma Subrahmanyam has many awards and honors to her credit.

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