Features established Indian dancer Divya Ravi
The Indian Cultural Centre and the High Commission of India in Colombo together will present a Bharathanatyam recital by Divya Ravi on 16th May at 6.00 p.m the Indian Cultural Centre auditorium at 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.
Ravi is an established exponent of two Indian classical dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak.
Ravi was initiated into Bharatanatyam at a very tender age and ably trained for 20 years under the guidance of Guru Dr. Soundarya Srivathsa. She had the privilege of being trained in her formative years under Gurus Karnataka Kalashree, Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt Sandhya Kiran as well. She has performed in many major national and international festivals such as Kalavaibhavam in Singapore, Krishna Gana Sabha in Chennai, NARMADAat Chennaiyil Thiruvayyaru, Chennai, Tharang Utsav Bangalore and many more. Ravi is also an exponent of Kathak, trained under Karnataka Kalashree Guru Sri TD Rajendra and Smt. Nirupama Rajendra. As as a principal dancer of the ABHINAVA DANCE COMPANY, Ravi has performed extensively with the dancing duo Nirupama and Rajendra at many prestigious festivals.
Ravi is also a recipient of many awards such as “Natyasree” from SABHA, Kuwait,“Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize” at Spirit of Youth Festival 2016 by Music Academy, Madras,“Nalanda Nritya Nipuna” title from Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalay, Mumbai, “Nritya Varsha Deep” title from Brahmnaad, Mumbai “Swar Anand Kala Puraskar” from Saraswati Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bangalore to name a few.
Entrance is free.