“To do justice to your art is, after sometime, to unlearn what you have learned first, and allow yourself to explore with abandon.”


The Drive East Festival

Vidhya Subramaniam: Still I Rise

A Bharatanatyam Concert

Saturday, August 17th
6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this concert, Vidhya’s seasoned artistry brings out the nuances of the bharatanatyam margam repertoire. Her abhinaya (storytelling through dance) is counted amongst the top artists in the world and her unique choreographies allow an inspiring modernity  even within the most traditional of frameworks,

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Vidhya Subramanian is an eminent Bharatanatyam artist, trained under gurus S.K. Rajarathnam and Kalanidhi Narayanan. In her charismatic creativity one witnesses a strong belief in the validity of choreographic structure combined with openness to new influences. A sought after artist to perform and teach, her dance, witnessed in prestigious centers such as World Music Institute in New York, Musee Guimet in Paris, is often described as an offering of mind, body and soul. The Dance View Times of New York says, “Her movements were suffused with a sensuous longing, both earthly and eternal.” Vidhya has an MA in Theatre Arts.