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Monday, December 21, 2009


Refined classical dance tour planned for 2010/

The Natya Ananda Fine Arts Academy will host a refined classical dance tour throughout South Africa from February 25 to March 15, 2010. The Academy specialises in Bharatanathyam, a traditional dance form known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Artistic director Verushka Pather has set out to produce a world class production which she has named Sādhanā - Realisation of Truth .

Sādhanā is a means whereby bondage becomes liberation - a discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal. Pather believes dance to be her Sadhana. She has skilfully applied her graceful, seemingly effortless form of dance toward obtaining her goal, to serve humanity through her Sādhanā.

A fusion of Indian as well as South African artistic talent will be performing in Sādhanā. The three performers from India are as Dr. Anita Shanmughanathan on the nattvangum, Vocalist Smt. Vanathi Raghuraman, Shri. KP Ramesh Babu on the mridangam. The three performers from South Africa are Shri. Kesevan Manickam on the violin, Shri Seelan Pillay on the flute and Smt Verushka Pather as the lead dancer.

Sādhanā - Realisation of Truth promises to be an extravagant performance of graceful Bharatanathyam as never seen before. Tickets will be available from Computicket in early January 2010. Moe information from Nicole Pillay at Sky Events on 083 270 3004 or 074 964 0099 or fax 086 591 8556.