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SKANDA RASAM by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah

Internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam artiste and choreographer Mohanapriyan Thavarajah will be presenting a thematic solo performance SKANDA RASAM - A dancer’s communion with Lord Muruga.

Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, is recognized as one of the world’s young male dance artiste and choreographer of Bharatanatyam. While deeply rooted in tradition, his innovative approach to Bharatanatyam revitalizes physicality, musicality and expressive theatricality of the dance form to create an exceptional style that is distinct to his personality, which has been well received as “refreshing” by audiences across the world. Holding a Bachelors’s, Master’s and Master of Philosophy degrees in Bhartanatyam, his training was under Guru Ogeswari Shanmuganathan (Alumni, Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai India) at Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, he is currently pursuing his PhD in dance. Since 2012, He has been with Apsaras Arts Dance Company, Singappre, as the resident choreographer and principal dance artiste. His performances and choreographies are presented regularly across, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is a published author with his research book The Temple Dance of Apsaras – A Dancer’s View on Angkor Wat, published in 2021, and Prayogam, published in 2019. He is a recipient of several international awards.

Concept and Choreography : Mohanapriyan Thavarajah
Artistic Direction : Aravinth Kumarasamy
Choreographic Mentorship : Priyadarsini Govind
Music Composition and Arrangement : Dr Rajkumar Bharathi
Sound Design : Sai Shravanam
Lighting Design : Niranjan Gokhale
Date : 20th October 2023

Venue : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London - maps.app.goo.gl/jYQ1BMBPXJGcstdc7

Time : 6.30 pm - 8 pm

Price : £10.00 - £20.00
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London. W14 9HE
Fri 20 October
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