Premiered June 30, 2002

Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, Ca


‘Enduring Traditions’ featured new choreographic works by Malathi Iyengar: ‘Varnam’ performed by Lakshmi Iyengar, with (commissioned) music composed by Rajkumar Bharati (Chennai) on lord Srinivasa, in raga Hemavathi ‘Pallavi’, a duet performed by Shyamala Moorty and Sandra Chatterjee with music composed by Mysore A Chandan Kumar and Gurumurthy in raga Ranjani ‘Thillana’ performed by Lakshmi Iyengar, Sandra Chatterjee, Shyamala Moorty, and Shaheen Sheik, with music composed by Rajkumar Bharati in raga Bheempalas.
Orchestra included Malathi Iyengar – Nattuvangam, Balasubramanyam Sharma – Vocal, Gurumurthy – Mridangam, H. S. Venugopal – flute & Shankar Subramanian – Violin.