An overview of one of the oldest forms of dance - Bharatanatyam, followed by a short presentation of " Padmavati - An Avatar". Q&A session after the presentation. 
Guru Kalaimamani Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a Bharatanatyam exponent, research scholar, and a passionate, committed teacher of Bharatanatyam. Bala through her classical dance presents in a distinct classical style that is always contemporary in interpretation and communicates across cultures. Bala has given over 300 performances across 30 countries..
Bala is one of the few Bharatanatyam Artists worldwide to have released eleven critically acclaimed productions till date. All of these productions are available in digital format. One of the special notable performances last summer was showcasing her latest production “Brihadeeswara form to formless through the eyes of a devaradiyal" at UNESCO, Paris.
Bala has worked with Princeton, Rutgers, Columbia, Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Yeshiva, Drew and McCarter theater, etc.. Bala is currently an associate visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. 
“Padmavati- an avatar” is a solo operatic thematic production of a temple dancer in the immortal classic “Gita Govindam” by poet Jayadeva. Sringara Rasa is the sensual thread of this love poem.
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