Indian Classical Dance Training by Sruti Das
Las Vegan Sruti Das is starting another season of weekly classes to teach Indian classical dance to younger generation Indian American in Las Vegas.
Sruti, a choreographer and dancer got trained in Bharatnattyam, a classical dance format from South India in her early age. Later, she experimented with modern dance and mixed classical dance forms with contemporary dance. Her work in contemporary dance has been manifested by abstraction, austerity, minimalism and distinct physical idiom which retains the geometric weight of Bharatnattyam while amplifying volume and space through the use of floor space and horizontal energies of Kalarippayattu (ancient Indian martial art) and Yoga.
Sruti received training in Bharatnattyam for 20 years from Kalamandalam, Calcutta, India. She learned Kathakali from Guru Govindan Kutti. She received national scholarship for modern dance in India. She worked with Dr. Manjusree Chaki Sirkar & Ranjabati Sirkar, the legendary figure of Nava-Ntritya movement. Sruti represented India as a modern dancer in various international festivals. In 1998 she went to Europe to perform in World Expo (International Festival). After coming back to India, she was selected by internationally famous dancer and choreographer Chandralekha of Chennai and started working under her. In 2000, she went to Singapore to represent India in Singapore Art Festival. In 2010 Sruti went to China to choreograph a dance piece under direction of Guy Caron, director of creation, KA by Cirque Du Soleil. Sruti was Chairperson, Art Director and choreographer for NABC 2012 Closing Ceremony ’East meets West’.
Classes: Every Friday & Saturday
Contact: Sruti Das – 702.328.2604; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sruti’s recent dance performance – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4bY3q1FW0