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! As promised […]

Baithak: Ashta Nayika {Odissi Dancers}

Odissi Dancers The two odissi dancers, Nabanita Pal and Lisa Santhanam will be presenting Nayika pieces in Odissi . 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 below: […]

Baithak Event: Ashta Nayika ..Of Love And Lovers

Baithak Baithak or Bethak literally means “seat” or “place to seat” in several languages from South Asia. Tandavam aims to delve into giving a deeper appreciation of arts for the art lover, and as a result, Baithak series came about. These will allow a coming together of art, artiste and the art lover in a way that brings […]

Odissi Teacher: Lisa Santhanam {Spotlight}

Lisa Santhanam is the founder of  Odissi Lasya and is one of the more recent teachers of DMV.  She is an IT professional and is passionate about dance. Read on to know more about her and her school!          1. When did you start your dance school and describe your first year. […]