Kalasagara UK presents
April 6, 2012 France
April 29, 2012 London
March 17, 2012
Kalasagara UK proudly presents KAMBA RAMAYANAM in Paris and in London.
Usha Raghavan and her team of 18 superb dancers and 5 musicians will be presenting the great epic Ramayana based on the timeless classic written by the renowned Tamil poet Kamban of 12th century. This production has been specially choreographed for the PASSPORT TO INDIA FESTIVAL sponsored by the Mayor of Villebon, France, under the patronage of the Embassy of India, organized in partnership with Kaleidans'Scop, France.
Dance choreography & direction: Usha Raghavan, Director, Kalasagara UK
Date: April 6, 2012
Venue: Centre Culturel Jacques Brel, Rue Jacques Jacques Brel, 91140 Villebon-sur-Yvette, France
Date: April 29, 2012
Venue: At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London
Time: 7pm, Post performance talk: 8.45pm
Kamba Ramayanam consultant: S Swaminathan (SOAS, University of London),
Music consultant & composer: Sudharshana Arunkumar, Los Angeles, USA
Usha Raghavan, Santosh Menon, Swarup Menon, Hiten Mistry, Vineeth Pillai, Savita Sundaresan, Jayashree Sundaresan, Meena Rajagopalan, Suchitra Girish, Mathura Thillaivinayagalingam, Anjelli Wignakumar, Seema Menon, Devika Srimal, Sruti Dupaguntla Rao, Thiviya Harrichandiran, Myurie Elanchenny, Sivani Balachandran, Piriyanga Kesavan
Vamshikrishna Vishnudas, Sharone Balarajah, M Balachandar, KT Siva Ganesan, T Raghavaraman
Dhaval Patel, Geethanjali Jesuthasan, Aruna Apte
D.S Aiyyelu, Costume Centre, Shanthi Dance Needs, Aahaaryaa Aadaialankaram – Chennai
Usha Raghavan, Director of Kalasagara UK, hails from Chennai, India, and mastered her art under eminent gurus. She is a post-graduate in Indian Philosophy from the Madras University and has performed extensively in different parts of India and many countries around the world. Usha Raghavan's perfect sense of pedagogy and wide knowledge of Indian dance and traditions have gained her the reputation as a teacher of exemplary talent. She has students not only in India but also in Italy, France, Switzerland, UK and the USA. Many of her students have blossomed into fine Bharatanatyam dancers and teachers. Usha gives workshops, lecture demonstrations and performances in addition to master classes in London where she currently lives.