Premiered August 28, 2010

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65 – 90 minutes: 12 – 14 Dancers
‘Shivaya’ is a thematic presentation in honor of the five great elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, & Space), five sacred syllables, nature, and the universe’s sound, stillness and movement. Shivaya features diverse styles of movement including classical dances of India (Bharatanatyam & Kathak), Ballet, modern, folk, martial arts, and improvisation.
Premiere – August 28, 2010, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, Ca

‘Shivaya’ is a thematic presentation in honor of the five great elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, & Space), five sacred syllables, nature, and the universe’s sound, stillness and movement. Shivaya features diverse styles of movement including classical dances of India (Bharatanatyam & Kathak), Ballet, modern, folk, martial arts, and improvisation.
Shivaya was presented as a part of the Rangoli Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
Credits
Production – Rangoli Foundation for Art & Culture
Artistic Directors – Malathi Iyengar & Lakshmi Iyengar
Choreography – Malathi Iyengar
Modern & Ballet – Ronald Burton
Kathak – Murali Mohan K
Lighting Design & Stage Manager – Eileen Cooley
Music – Rajkumar Bharathi, Gurumurthy G., Praksah Hegde, Embar Kannan, Praveen Rao, and traditional composers
Costume Design – Lakshmi Iyengar
Costume Construction for Shivaya – Tushar Bhatt & Murali Mohan K
Set Design – Suresh Iyengar
Rangoli 25 Trailer – Michael Weaver
Dancers from India – Renjith Babu, Krishna Chari, Murali Mohan K., Kirti Ramgopal, & Parshwanath Upadhye,
Rangoli Dance Company – Sheila Aula, Alia Bartlett, Ronald Burton, Sanam Chalan, Shayan Chalan, Anjali Gopalan, Lakshmi Iyengar, Malathi Iyengar, Hema Iyer, Sumathi Nanguneri, Navia Natarajan, Sandhya Rajan, Aarti Rao, Anisha Rao, Akshaya Sekhar, Chirag Sumathi, Dhruv Sumathi, Soumya Sundaresh & Nishitha Viswanathan.
Other Shivaya Performances:
August 29, 2010
Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California.
December 25, 2010
JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India.
Produced by Malathi Iyengar & Rangoli Dance Company
Presented by Nadam Dance Company.
Lighting – Venkatram
Dancers – Poorna Achar, Sheila Aula, Renjith Babu, Krishna Chari, Lakshmi Iyengar, Murali Mohan K., Lucrezia Maniscotti, Navia Natarajan Menon, Priya Raman, Kirti Ramgopal, Harini S., Chirag Sumathi, Dhruv Sumathi, & Parshwanath Upadhye