Monash University Performing Arts Centres

New Dimensions to the Margam – with Rama Vaidyanathan

Bharatanatyam performance by one of the most sought after dancers of her generation, Rama Vaidyanathan (India).

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Sep 24, 2022

Event Ends

Sep 24, 2022


The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts


48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia

Part of the Indian Performing Arts Convention – Melbourne Australia, 19–25 September 2022 – a carnival of Carnatic music and a bounty of Bharatanatyam!
Bharatanatyam performance by one of the most sought after dancers of her generation, Rama Vaidyanathan (India)
Rama Vaidyanathan presents a fresh set of compositions that explore, and go beyond the parameters of the Margam. Each composition will reflect the inevitable phenomena of creativity and tradition going hand in hand. The presentation will have original dance choreography as well as original music composition, showcasing the versatility and adaptability of the Bharatanatyam dance form.
Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the top most stars of Bharatanatyam and is a well known exponent of the dance form all over the world. She has been fortunate to have trained intensively under the legendary dancer Yamini Krishnamurty. Rama has also been under the guidance of the eminent Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. She has received critical acclaim for her extraordinary skills in choreography and has made several humble contributions to the Bharatanatyam repertoire. She has been teaching at Ganesa Natyalaya Delhi, for the past 25 years and has also been taking intensive master classes in other parts of the country and abroad. Rama has been associated with SPICMACAY an organization engaged in propagating Indian arts amongst the youth, where she has performed at hundreds of rural and urban schools across India. Rama has served as the Bharatanatyam faculty at IPAC (Singapore) since 2005 and IPAC (Australia) since 2021.
“The more one watched Rama Vaidyanathan dance, the more one was amazed…Her dancing is vibrant and deeply involved. She is equipped with technical skill but is also full of innovative ideas.” – V. R. Devika in The Hindu
“Rama must be ranked among the five most notable talents at the close of the century….Her intensity and command stops the viewer dead in his tracks.” – The Hindustan Times, Shanta Serbjeet Singh
“The dancer’s fluency in negotiating Space, her intuitive ability for well- crafted and nuanced choreography with a sense of ‘belonging’ with the theme, and a feel for aesthetics are all factors to reckon with.” – Leela Venkatraman in SRUTI, India’s premier magazine for the performing arts

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