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Double Bill - An evening of Odissi and Bharatanatyam

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 7:30PM - 9:00PM
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Double Bill - An evening of Odissi and Bharatanatyam
WHEN: OCT 12, 2019 | 7.30 PM - 9.00 PM

An evening of two diverse classical forms - Odissi and Bharatanatyam featuring two male dancers - Sooraj Subramaniam and Masoom Parmar


Sooraj Subramaniam grew up in Malaysia, training in the Indian classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and later on in classical ballet and contemporary dance forms.

He continued classical ballet training in Australia and graduated from the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts, at Edith Cowan University. Concurrently, he co-directed Mudhra Dance Company teaching and performing Indian classical and contemporary dance.

Since moving to the United Kingdom Sooraj worked primarily with Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, performing and teaching Bharatanatyam extensively. He has also performed with Akademi, Balbir Singh Dance Company and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance.

Whilst in London, Sooraj also trained in Kathak, adding to his rich dance vocabulary. His own work is an organic amalgam of styles, and he aspires to create work that is honest and enjoyable.

Sooraj now lives in Belgium and continues to freelance, presenting solo work and collaborating with companies and independent choreographers on dance commissions across Europe.

Hailing from a family of musicians, Masoom started training in Bharatanatyam at the tender age of 6 and gained a Vishrad degree in the dance form from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

A Physiotherapy graduate, he further honed his skills under the legendary Guru Late Smt Jayalakshmi Alva. He is currently under the tutelage of Sri Kiran Subramanyam & Smt. Sandhya Kiran. An intensive training backed with performances across the country only added to his experience and expertise. One of the few Muslim practitioners of Bharatanatyam, his dance is marked by his emotive skills and neat geometry.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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