Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Recap}

If you are just seeing this event post or have fallen upon this, please read the pre-event post and the bios of the performers here. Sold Out! Our very first intimate setting show was a sold out event with a fair number of walk-ins as well. Absolutely floored and grateful for the response! Click to […]

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Bharatanatyam Dancers}

Bharatanatyam Dancers The two Bharatanatyam dancers, Arun Mokkapati and Rithika Ashok will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kuchipudi repertoire. Which of the 9 would they perform? Come watch on Feb 8th 2020! All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by […]

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Kuchipudi Dancers}

Kuchipudi Dancers The two Kuchipudi dancers, Sneha Babu and Sumi Rao will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kuchipudi repertoire. Which of the 8 would they perform? Come watch on Feb 8th 2020! All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by […]

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Kathak Dancers}

Kathak Dancers The two kathak dancers, Shaalini Desai and Rupali Bhave will be presenting Nayika pieces from their Kathak repertoire. All 8 pieces deal with EIGHT conditions (awastha) of the heroine with respect to their hero, as prescribed within the Natyashastra by Bharata muni. 2 of these pieces will be portrayed by the dancers. Bios […]

Kathak Teacher: Sheila Oak

Read on about Sheila Oak and her Kathak journey in the DMV! 1. Tell us about yourself: In addition to directing the Kathak program for Rhythmaya Dance and the Maryland Bollywood programs, Sheila received her MBA at University of Maryland and B.S. in from the School of Engineering at George Mason University. Sheila lived and worked in investment banking […]