- A solo Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance concert  

Vid. Seema Viswanath - the artistic director of Nritya MayaNanda School of Arts', who is also a Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer/choreographer/teacher, would be representing both Bharatanatyam and Kathak in the same dance concert - 'Dvimukhi'. 
Bharatanatyam takes its origin from South India, whereas Kathak takes its origin from North India. Starting from its origin and because of its regional influence both dance forms possess strong technique and stands outstandingly different from each other. For example, Bharatanatyam uses Carnatic music and it's taalam system, specific hand gestures, sharp linings, squat position, exaggerated expressions and it follows ancient treatises like Abhinayadarpana and so on. On the other hand, Kathak uses Hindustani music and it's taal system, suggestive hand gestures, standing posture, subtle expressions, graceful linings and does not stick to any particular treatise and so on.
​Under the guidance of her teachers Seema has been practicing both dance forms and it has been her dream since 13+ years to present both the dance forms in one platform. She sincerely attempts to perform 'Dvimukhi' which comprises both Bharatantyam and Kathak dance concert - back to back and followed by a 'Talk -Back' to share her experience and to listen from the art lovers.

​Looking forward to see you all there!

Details are as follows:
Date & Time: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 6 PM
Location: The Cary theater
122 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

Buy your tickets now -  https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3507276/dvimukhi-a-solo-bharatanatyam-kathak-concert-cary-the-cary

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'Baithak' - No.2 - Basant Panchami celebration!

The featured artist is Sri. Sandeep Hattangady who has pursued Tabla for nearly two decades, learning from eminent Tabla Gurus Shri Prabhakar Betrabet, Ustad Shabbir Nisar and Pt. Mohan Balvalli. He has performed widely in India and the United States, playing both solo and accompanying artists such as Pandit K Sridhar, Shri Anirban Dasgupta and Dr. M Narmadha. Based in Durham, Sandeep balances his musical interest in performing and teaching Tabla alongside his professional pursuits working as an Electrical Engineer at Analog Devices Inc. He has co-authored the book, TIHAAI, in English and Hindi with his Guru Shri Prabhakar Betrabet for students of Tabla and music.

Along with this the budding students of Nritya MāyāNanda who took exam in last November will be presenting a small performance.

All are welcome.
Your RSVP to this event is appreciated to facilitate the event.



Murali - Dhanu 

      - namo yogeshvara Krishna, puroshottama Rama


         'Pratham- USA’ in association with ‘Nritya MayaNanda’ school of Arts presented ‘Murali – Dhanu’ – a comparative vision of Yogeshavara Krishna and Purushottama Rama. Both are the same, yet different - they are different but the same! Lord Rama is from Treta Yuga and referred to as Maryada Purushottama. Whereas Lord Krishna is from Dwapara Yuga and called, Yogeshwara Krishna. It’s Interesting to see that the famous two avataras of Lord Vishnu are different and opposite in many ways, and that they deal with a different kind of philosophy. One follows an idealistic approach and another one preaches a universal path in the best available context. Why are they so different and yet the same? Why is there a difference in their approach? What are the differences in their life style? What differences do they preach? For all these questions  as an answer we presented a comparative approach of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, in terms of ‘Nritya Nataka’. 

Dr.Rohitha Eswer’s USA trip – 2018


Activities conducted

  1. 21 hrs of ‘Abhinaya Darpana’ workshop at Cary

  2. 12 hrs of ‘Abhinaya Darpana’ workshop at Charlotte

  3. 6 hrs of ‘Abhinaya Darpana’ workshop at Virginia

  4. Lecture demonstration on ‘Indian dance’ at Eastern North Carolina University’

  5. Lecture demonstration on ‘Abhinaya Darpana’ workshop at Cary organized by ‘Harate Katte’

  6. Bhaitak session on ‘Nritya and Nada in Sculptures’

Performances and interactions

  1. At Charlotte presented Bharathanatyam duet for ‘Carolina Kannada Balaga’ – 30 min

  2. At Virignia presented Bharathanatyam duet for a fund raiser for “Rare diseases organization’ – 1 hr

  3. At Cary Solo performance for ‘Heritage India Association of North Carolina’  - 20 min

  4. At Cary – Bharathanatyam duet of for IAENC and inauguration of ‘Nritya MayaNanda’ – 1.5 hrs

  5. 14 hrs of  interaction between Dr.Rohitha and Nritya MayaNanda dance class students 

  6. Review with dance class students after Cary performance

Bollywood Rhythms 
Nritya Mayananda students performing Kathak for wonderful movies from 'Pakeeza', 'Mughal-e-Azam'. 

Check https://www.facebook.com/events/282314739094197/permalink/306089640050040/

Ritu Anaavaran - stages of learning

Kathak performance for the wonderful songs of 'Jhanak Jhanka Payal Bhaje'  to depict different Ritus with learning stages of an artist. Concept by Vid.Nandini Eswer, Choreography & Direction  by Smt.Seema Viswanath


Seema Viswanath will be presenting her solo Kathak performance among all other genre of performing arts and handling a workshop about Kathak to the students. 


Kids of age group between 5 and 10 will be giving a tribute to 'Phulwana Attack' by performing 'Vande Mataram' a patriotic number. 

Wonderful ladies would be presenting authentic 'Nagaland Folk dance' for a recording and choreography  which is 80 to 100 years old and getting passed on to the generations till today as a part of headliner event.


Nritya MayaNanda students celebrate 'Basant Panchami' by inviting the Vasant ritu and offering their dance to Goddess Saraswati and play Holi - the festival of colors @ Besaanv , Morrisville

Nritya MayaNanda upcoming dancers will be participating and presenting their solo and duet performances. 


Will be presenting 'Old is Gold' theme in Kathak style for the Pratham Raleigh Gala 2019 - fund raiser for kids.


Presenting Bharathanatyam performance for the rich 'Dasara Saahitya' on the occasion of 'Haridaasa Vaibhava'. 


kids of age group 10 and 13 presenting Karanataka folk dance. 


Fortunate to represent India and Indian Folk lore on this huge festival 'Fest in the West' at 2pm. 


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