MYTHILI PRAKASH

 MYTHILI-PRAKASH

Saturday 7:30 PM Apr 07 2012, Royal Alberta Museum 12845 – 102 Ave Edmonton

MYTHILI PRAKASH (Bharathanatyam)
Aditya Prakash (vocal), Kasi Aysola (Nattuvangam), Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam), Krishna Kumar (violin)

MYTHILI PRAKASH (Bharathanatyam)

Aditya Prakash (vocal), Kasi Aysola (Nattuvangam), Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam), Krishna Kumar (violin)

7:30 PM Saturday Apr 07 2012, Royal Alberta Museum 12845 – 102 Ave Edmonton

Mythili-PrakashSharanagathi, a full-length bharathanatyam production, explores philosophy, mythology, and poetry to embody these different images of surrender, all of which lie at the heart of the ultimate human journey: from individual to divine. Based on the margam format, Sharanagathi combines familiar classical technique and compositional structures with a contemporary voice, to harmoniously blend movement, rhythm, and vibrance with emotion, melody, and lyricism.

Mythili Prakashis recognized as one of the world’s leading young exponents of Bharata Natyam - the classical dance of South India. Her inventive approach to classicism revitalizes Bharata Natyam and awakens the physicality, musicality and expressive theatricality of the dance to create an exceptional style that is distinct and meaningful to audiences across the world. Mythili is magnetic on stage; her works are compelling in the sensitive and emotion-filled expressive dance and her command of the art form is evident whether you are an aficionado or new to Indian classical dance. In the elegant and sculpted chiseled lines of her dance, Mythili has perfected Bharata Natyam to a point where its geometrical exactitude is an irrepressible force of precision and dynamism. Illuminating the art form from within, Mythili uses traditional repertoire while extending the technique to create new structures connecting her extraordinarily rich and intense style with a sharp contemporary intellect.

Mythili has toured her work internationally throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She began her training in the Thanjavur tradition of Bharata Natyam at the age of four under the tutelage of her mother, Smt. Viji Prakash - a virtuoso of this dance form and disciple of grand masters Guru Kalyanasundaram and Guru Mahalingam Pillai, directors of the Sri Raja Rajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Bombay, India.

from NBC superstars of dance (worlwide release)

www.mythiliprakash.com