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Dance and the elegance

Dance and the elegance
In her recent performance at Andhra Bhawan on February 23, Sharanya Chandran, brought together her life’s enriched learnings and experiences on to the stage. It brought together her instruction under none other than her distinguished mother Padmashri Geeta Chandran, but also her prestigious role of ‘Global Shaper’, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. The performance showcases the strength, vigour and grace of the Thanvjavoor style that she learnt from her Guru and Mother (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran.

Sharanya has been learning Bharatanatyam since age four. She presented her formal solo debut performance, the Arangetram at the age of 13.  Sharanya is the Vice President and a senior dancer and choreographer of the Natya Vriksha.

She is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as a solo artiste and is nationally graded by Doordarshan, having performed in the presence of diverse audiences in India and overseas on several prestigious festivals and forums – both as a soloist and in group choreographies, as part of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company.  Most recently, Sharanya was part of the classical dance presentation hosted by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of visiting US President Barrack Obama.

Her international performance includes Incredible India @ 60 festival at the Lincoln Centre in New York; the Thai Cultural Festival at the Thai Cultural Centre, Bangkok; to Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Indian Republic under the auspices of the Indian High Commission at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; the 8th World Hindi Conference in New York and solo dance recital at the Nehru Centre (London).
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