Dancing Tales is a Performance of Indian Stories for children and adults combining the Oral and Visual medium of Dance and Oral Storytelling. An initiative of Atta Galatta , the monthly series will bring Indian tales from far and wide filled with Dance, music and Oral Storytelling to the children at heart.
This edition features the story of Ghatotkacha, the son of Bheema.
Performed by Vikram Sridhar and the students of Poornima Kaushik. The music for the event is given by Aparna Chandar and her students. Tickets are priced at 250 and include Amar Chitra Katha and they will be available soon.
Poornima Kaushik is an exponent of the Vazhuvoor style of Bharatanatyam and has achieved a great degree of excellence and finesse in this fine art. Having trained from the age of 5 under the able guidance of Guru Kalaimamani Smt. K.J. Sarasa, Poornima has been dancing for more than two decades to diverse audiences in cities and towns all over India and also in a few places abroad. She currently trains under her mother-in-law Guru. Smt. Padma Murali of Padmalaya Dance Foundation, Bangalore.
Poornima is an Executive member of the International Dance Alliance, Bangalore Chapter and Associate Artistic Director of Padmalaya Dance Foundation, Bangalore. She also trains several students in her own dance academy. Her students will be a part of Dancing Tales.
Vikram Sridhar is a Performance Storyteller who believes in Storytelling as a strong medium for Conservation, which is highly relevant in the modern context. A marketing professional, Vikram combines his work and interest in Theatre and Conservation in his Storytelling. He performs at various public and private spaces to an audience of various age groups and capacities. Around The Story Tree is his initiative to connect the modern day listeners to the environment around us through the power of stories through arts.
Aparna Chandar is the founder of Dhvani School of Music. Aparna Chandar trains students in carnatic vocal. Dhvani students have given a lot of performances and have won prizes in various competitions. The school aims at making 'learning music' interesting without losing the traditional style of singing.