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Bridaheeswara – A Performance Not to Be Missed

Another new client on the media relations front, is the very talent performing artist, Bala Devi Chandrashekar, who will  on Broadway this April. For anyone in the New York area, this is a performance not-to-be missed.

With over 500 performances across 30 countries, Bala Devi Chandrashekar will be presenting “Brihadeeswara” this April in a production celebrating the intertwining of the spatial and spiritual vibrations experienced by the ancient  temple dancer, as the “Devaradiyal – temple dancer” goes about her day-to-day life in the hallowed architectural wonder of this very unique 1000-year-old UNESCO Heritage site based in India. The production weaves the connection between the physical, metaphysical, lyrical and spiritual significance of each facet of the magnificent structure. The production presented by Sangam Festival will take place on Saturday April 6th starting at 6:00 p.m. (expected run time is 90 minutes) with ticket prices starting at $20.00 (advance, group, member and senior rates range from $20.00- $25.00) at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia theatre on Broadway. Advanced ticket sales are recommended, as this highly anticipated performance is expected to sell out.

“I love the challenge in attempting to unlock the hidden secrets of ancient texts and presenting them across the world in a universal format, while adhering strictly to classicism. To demystify the frozen moments of sculptures in ancient Indian temples and present them in a simple format to the audience is a challenge I thrive on,” said Bala Devi Chandrashekar, Professor of Practice, Worldwide Performer and Artistic Director of SPNAPA Academy of Performing Arts. “Ancient texts have messages that hold wisdom for the contemporary world. Divinity through dance does not have a religion or language in any belief system. Divine energy is the only constant in and around us, all the time.”

 

Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a Bharatanatyam exponent and scholar of international repute. Bala Devi is the senior disciple of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam – who is renowned as the foremost scholar of Bharatanatyam. Bala is one of the few active performing dancers, who has an in depth understating of the 108 Karanas or ancient temple sculptures and of “Natya Sastra” the oldest treatise on dance written around 200 BCE. Bala has the unique ability to connect theory and practice and actively lectures in many universities across the world. Bala has served as the Carl A Fields  artist in residence at  Princeton University and is one of the few Bharatanatyam dancers worldwide to have been featured at the UNESCO, HO in Paris as a part of the world heritage celebrations in the month of June 2018.

“The experience of dance, both performing and viewing offers a sense of serenity that the body and soul craves for,” said Bala Devi Chandrashekar, Professor of Practice, Worldwide Performer and Artistic Director of SPNAPA Academy of Performing Arts. “It is the most rewarding experience for me to be able to move the viewer to my paradigm, and share the blissful journey, where one connects with the artist.”

About Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Bala’s career has been atypical, falling into two phases, one as a world-class performer with productions based on intense comprehensive research and another as a passionate teacher. As an artist, she specializes in performing as a soloist and has developed her own dance technique, and currently she works on several projects on Performing Arts, raising the awareness of Bharatanatyam and its relationship to other performing arts, presenting them throughout the world. Bala works on the study of movement technique, investigating the relationship of the movement technique from an interdisciplinary domain; Dance Technique, Cultural Perspectives of South Asia, Music, Literature, Art History and Dance Anthropology. Bala Devi Chandrashekar’s unique success is her ability to connect across diverse audiences seamlessly and the ability to deliver her message. She is one of the few dancers worldwide who is not only a performer, but an academic expert who lectures at universities and conferences throughout the world. Bala Devi has eight critically acclaimed productions to her credit. For more information on upcoming performances, to book Bala for a speaking engagement, visit http://www.baladevichandrashekar.com/ or to purchase tickets to her upcoming April 6th performance Build Your Dynasty please visit: https://www.symphonyspace.org/events/vp-brihadeeswara. Space is limited.

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