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Two days until I fly out to New York again.... just getting done with a 5 day dance intensive for my children at Raadha Kalpa, have had rehearsals for a show with my girls....the company has a performance this weekend when I’m gone; and I’ve gotten in some family time ...... months ahead have a lot of excitement! :-) lots of dancing and travel and teaching and choreography! Everything that I love #dancerlife #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #dancer #stolenmoments #dance
Another short clip from “Madhava mamava “ Haven’t gotten around to uploading the full version yet. Will do it :-) I was joyous that day! The breeze was blowing and it was a beautiful day.... Music @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video : my husband :-) #classicaldance #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #bharatanatyam #madhava #krishna #song #dance #free #nature #coorg
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I’m back home after two weeks and I’m performing today at the Rasasvada festival , at Sevadasan in Malleshwaram, bangalore at around6:45 pm I’m dancing some of my favourite pieces. It is a short performance , but I’m happy to be dancing in bangalore always. Thanks to Madhulita for inviting me! I know the post is late, but if you’re around Malleshwaram please come. There are also other artists dancing before me. So please come watch them as well. The whole evening performance starts at 5:30 It is open and free to all #raadhakalpa #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #dancer #dance #performance #bharatanatyam Photo credit: Naveen (Tanjavur)
A small clip from my solo MALA: I’m looking forward to dancing it again this year. It has grown and changed over the course of these months. Anybody interested in hosting MALA in the coming year, please email Purna on bharatanatyam@LshVa.in Music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi Ardhanareeswarar Stuti: by N Raghuram Light: Pritham Kumar Sound design: Sai Shravanam @saishravanam Video editing: Purna Venugopalan Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar #choreography #dancer #create #bharatanatyam #classical #karanas #contemporary #explore #create #korzotheater #raadhakalpa
Our admissions are now open for all age groups, ages 3 to adult Please check our website for details. Messages on Instagram are difficult to respond to individually. Please check details on the website and fill the admission form to get more information We start classes in June! Spaces are filled on a first come basis #bangalore #bharatanatyam #class #classicaldance #indianclassicaldance #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar
Last day of the Workshop today in #thehague . I taught the students a jathi that came from my teacher. Lots of memories from my time in Narmada aunty’s house. Hours of dancing everyday.... love, warmth and a lot of sweat! Thankful to have had a teacher like her . #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #tradition #passingon #jathi #choreography #shiva #korzotheater @korzotheater
Happpy Mother’s Day 💖 . ”Maathe”, my solo work in progress production is coincidentally an exploration of mothers. I have a piece on Devi. And one on Devaki. This has not been an easy process or topic for me to work on.. Mostly because I can never begin to understand how mothers do and love as much and selflessly as they do. But the process of creating these pieces, has gotten me a little closer to understanding my amma. Wish I had a dog. Would have made translating my feelings so much simpler 😅 . . If you want to come to my show details are below.. Mothers are the source of life.. an ideal that binds us all beyond culture, time, race and space. We associate many emotions with the word mother. Starting from Devi the ultimate universal mother to a new 21st generation mother, they are a role model and source of many inspirations. When : June 1, 2 Where : @safehousearts Eddy street, SF Time : 8pm Tickets available through their page :-) . . . . #mothersday #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #narthanam #bayareaevents #emotions #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #saree #indian #culture #tradition #ikkat #fabindia #love
Another small bit from “Madhava mamava deva” Improvising to the music allows me to truly dance .... I create a lot from improvising. A large portion of my choreography comes from improv. Music: @anilsrinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan #dancer #choreography #bharatanatyam #improvise #raadhakalpa #dance #create #artist
What a magnificent piece of classical dance 😍🔥Performer - @dancerukmini Track - “Mamava Madhava deva krishna...” Music : Anil Srinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan Tag @thesiaofficials and use #thesia to get featured . . . #thesia @thesiaofficials @pinnedpages #talent #trending #love #classical #india #dance #mamavamadhava #krishna #madhava #keshava #deva #bharatanatyam #dancer #create #free #raadhakalpa #indian #loving #karnataka #choreography #choreographer #dancer #follow #comment #tag #heart
A small clip from my solo MALA that premiered last year in Korzo. I’m looking forward to dancing it again this year. It has grown and changed over the course of these months. Anybody interested in hosting MALA in the coming year, please email Purna on bharatanatyam@LshVa.in Music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi Light: Pritham Kumar Sound design: Sai Shravanam @saishravanam Video editing: Purna Venugopalan Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar #choreography #dancer #create #bharatanatyam #classical #karanas #contemporary #explore #create #korzotheater #raadhakalpa
Mothers are the source of life.. an ideal that binds us all beyond culture, time, race and space. We associate many emotions with the word mother. Starting from Devi the ultimate universal mother to a new 21st generation mother, they are a role model and source of many inspirations.. ”Maathe”, my solo work in progress production is currently an exploration of two mothers and i would love to have you there.. . When : June 1, 2 Where : @safehousearts Eddy street, SF Time : 8pm Tickets available through their page :-) . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #narthanam #bayareaevents #emotions #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance #saree #indian #culture #tradition #ikkat #mothersday #baby #child #love
I will be in the US this August and again in september. I have a few dates open for performances and workshops. If you’re interested me for a workshop or performance please email Bharatanatyam@Lshva.in Open dates are listed below: Available for performance August 17,19,24,25,26 September 14 Available for workshop August 20-23, 13-16 #UStour #dancer #bharatanatyam #indian #classical #workshop #intensive #teacher #raadhakalpa
Raadha Kalpa’s Admissions are open for our new batches starting in June! Please visit our website for more information and to register. I cannot reply messages sent to the Instagram account regarding classes individually. Please check the website and send an email if you have more questions. someone will mail or call you back. Batches for 3-5 yr 6-9 yrs And adults Starting June 1st ! www.Lshva.in www.raadhakalpa.co.in Photo: @sunnyjagesar #bharatanatyam #class #bangalore #institute #danceclass #raadhakalpa #dancer #classical
#repost @dancerukmini . . . Another short bit from “Mamava Madhava” Krishna , overwhelms me every time. Many people feel that the classical arts are disconnected to today. I feel completely connected to Bharatanatyam because in every story, every instance I am reminded of the vastness of the universe, the supreme consciousness, and my journey to find out my place in this world. This topic can never exhaust me. So therefore, I can dance Bharatanatyam with stories of Krishna and Rama and shiva and the Devi and the myriad stories of our culture .... for a long long time ...... with joy and conviction. Music : @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video: my husband 😊: #dance #bharatanatyam #improvised #danceforjoy #krishna #madhava #kesava #carnatic #classical #indianclassicaldance #indian #dancer #raadhakalpa #Anilsrinivasan #Sikkil
#repost @dancerukmini . . . Another short bit from “Mamava Madhava” Krishna , overwhelms me every time. Many people feel that the classical arts are disconnected to today. I feel completely connected to Bharatanatyam because in every story, every instance I am reminded of the vastness of the universe, the supreme consciousness, and my journey to find out my place in this world. This topic can never exhaust me. So therefore, I can dance Bharatanatyam with stories of Krishna and Rama and shiva and the Devi and the myriad stories of our culture .... for a long long time ...... with joy and conviction. Music : @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video: my husband 😊: #dance #bharatanatyam #improvised #danceforjoy #krishna #madhava #kesava #carnatic #classical #indianclassicaldance #indian #dancer #raadhakalpa
Another short bit from “Mamava Madhava” Krishna , overwhelms me every time. Many people feel that the classical arts are disconnected to today. I feel completely connected to Bharatanatyam because in every story, every instance I am reminded of the vastness of the universe, the supreme consciousness, and my journey to find out my place in this world. This topic can never exhaust me. So therefore, I can dance Bharatanatyam with stories of Krishna and Rama and shiva and the Devi and the myriad stories of our culture .... for a long long time ...... with joy and conviction. Music : @anilsrinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan Video: my husband :-) #dance #bharatanatyam #improvised #danceforjoy #krishna #madhava #kesava #carnatic #classical #indianclassicaldance #indian #dancer #raadhakalpa
Only one more day to buy early bird tickets for my presentation for SafeHouse RAW summer performance series. I will be presenting my solo work “Maathe”.. A production I have taken time to work on, research, re work and create. I will be presenting two pieces from Maathe this June at @safehousearts. It’s an informal showing and any constructive sharing or feedback is welcome. This is also my first steps into making my own solo production.. Nervous and excited :-) please come and support me! . . Here’s a small clip from where it all began.. At the @lshvaspace December intensive under the guidance of my guru @dancerukmini.. . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #nityasnritya #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #lshvaspace #intensive #danceintensive #choreography #create #maathe #mother #solo #work #workinprogress #inspired #excited #happy #indianclassicaldance #classicaldance
This is a very old picture of mine. I was still in college. Trying to figure out so many things! My teachers had just passed on and I was alone. But I remember these moments in my performing life as moments of strength. Every couple performances, I set a goal. A goal that is possibly too far for me to reach. A goal that I have to work on so much that I’m exhausted in the weeks leading up to the performance. A goal that is based on an inadequacy I have noticed from my last performance. There have been some shows that I have been able to reach some of these goals, and I remember them with joy. The blessings and kindness of my teachers lives on in these goals. In these challenges that I present to myself. At every point, I am happy with what I have achieved but I am far from satisfied ..... when people ask me about inspiration or about motivation, I’d like to say, start small. Set small goals. But START! Don’t wait for another second, another minute, another day. Start now.... set a small goal and do it. You owe this to your teachers. I’m thankful to my teachers for guiding me with their presence. I miss them dearly on some days. But I’m thankful to have had them. (For Narmada aunty and Sundari akka) #teachers #strength #propel #love #guide #goals #keepgoing #dancer #dancerlife #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa
I absolutely love this song “Mamava Madhava deva krishna...” spent some time improvising to it in the outdoors yesterday. My husband took this video :-) though he doesn’t like taking videos .... dance happily, dance with abandon , just dance ..... for that is how dance was meant to be. Dance is not a calculated movement.... the training and skill must allow you to eventually dance such that you have submitted to the dance. You do not control it anymore. But it controls you..... Happy world dance day! ( I know it was yesterday.... I danced yesterday, posting today :-) ) Music : Anil Srinivasan & Sikkil Gurucharan Peninsula studios Will try and post the longer version sometime #dance #mamavamadhava #krishna #madhava #keshava #deva #bharatanatyam #dancer #create #free #raadhakalpa
Happy world dance day!💃 (That little boy at the back looks either confused or terrified 😂) P.C: @sunnyjagesar (from Raadhakalpa's natyanjali tour) #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #natyanjali
No studio experiments this month because i am saving all my creative energy for my solo piece to be presented in SF. But here’s a real-time practice video from one of my favourite pieces. I always feel like I want to give up during the Mridanga Jathi but I feel so energetic when i get through it. I think that’s partly or mostly because I know the tough part is over 😅 Been trying to go 150% on energy these days and it’s more exhausting than I can explain. Hoping to get better. A truly enjoyable thillana that my Guru @dancerukmini learnt from her guru Narmada Aunty and passed on to us.. . . . . #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #nityasnritya #guru #parampara #tradition #thillana #dancevideo #jathi #vallachi #culture #indian #dancefamily #fitfam #stamina #practice #workhard
#Repost @dancerukmini with @get_repost ・・・ “Shiva, enters our hearts and rips it open to reveal our true selves.... when arrogance overpowers our being, we must allow shiva to enter.... “ Photo: @sunnyjagesar #gajasura #samhara #tiruvarur #natyanjali #shankarabharanam #shankara #nataraja #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #indian #temple #tamilnadu #festival #culture #heritage
Some new choreography coming up!! :-) with the @raadhakalpa dance company .... keep a look out for it! Deals with some relevant issues ... #bharatanatyam #explore #dancers #raadhakalpa #classical #contemporary #dance #hair #wild #choreographer #timeout #break
Everything is universal, except the mind. The mind is where we start to distinguish and separate from ourself- man/woman, religion, country, origin, me/you. When we learn to separate the ego from the mind, we find that you and I are the same. . Photo from the @raadhakalpa production TURIYA. Captured by @vbsuresh :) . . . . #dance #dancer #raadhakalpa #turiya #nityasnritya #blackandwhite #groupwork #ensemble #contemporary #bharatanatyam #indianclassicaldance #lshva #art #happy #imagination #dreams
My babies!! Finally doing alaripu .... :-) hard work paying off after so long!! Makes me happy ..... #teacher #victories #celebrate #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #dancer #students #children #koramangala #dance #students
I’m often asked why I have such an intensive regimen. Many people perceive it as pointless, ridiculous even. But when I constantly see things I need to achieve, goals to reach, things to explore, how can I leave it? How can I be complacent..... content with my current abilities? There is more to do. More things to explore..... more places to go, inward and outward....... so much I want to do.... so little time..... it’s a never ending journey..... photo : @sunnyjagesar #bharatanatyam #dancer #neverending #journey #incessant #practice #keep #trying #dontstop #continues #raadhakalpa
‘Breaking Barriers’ series Lalbagh episode Presented by @raadhakalpa dance school Conceptualized by @dancerukmini . . . . . #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #lshvaspace #bharatanatyam #contemporary #lalbagh #bengaluru #india #shotonfuji #x100f
Few pictures of our recent attempt of ‘Breaking Barriers’. Supported by Lshva trust. Concept by Rukmini Vijaykumar @dancerukmini We had a wonderful time in Lalbagh yesterday by presenting a improvised piece among so many people. . . . . . #breakingbarriers #raadhakalpa #lshvatrust #imprompt #improvise #exercise #park #lalbagh
CREATION. . Shiva’s damaru signifies many things.. It is believed by many that the damaru produced the first dhwani (sound) also known as 'nada' in the universe. It was born in the void and Shiva danced to the rhythm of damaru, which led to the creation of this universe. . . . . #bharatanatyam #dance #indianclassicaldance #narthanam #dancer #chennai #marghazi #raadhakalpa #damaru #sound #creation #balance #universe #indiandance #classicaldance #traditional #culture #indian #performer
A normal day at the park... Thank you all to those who came to support us! #breakingbarriers #indianclassicaldance #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa Concept: rukmini vijayakumar Supported by Lshva Trust P.C: purna venu
‘Breaking Barriers’ series Lalbagh episode Presented by @raadhakalpa dance school Conceptualized by @dancerukmini . . . . . #raadhakalpa #rukminivijayakumar #lshvaspace #bharatanatyam #contemporary #lalbagh #bengaluru #india #shotonfuji #x100f
I’ve been training a lot in the past month. My last two performances were in bangalore , so I haven’t travelled for three weeks now. I love having a regimen. A structure to my training and a regularity. I feel like it’s important to have some calm .... some time for me to train, teach and be in the studio at home. Photo: @sunnyjagesar #bharatanatyam #shiva #raadhakalpa #dance #art #shiva #nataraja #dancers #training #temple #kumbakonam
“Krishna. Please don’t leave.....I’m looking for that hint of mischief in your eyes.... that small hint that says you’re really just lying about leaving..... you’re really not going anywhere are you? “.... says the peacock . This #gudiyasambhrama #bharatanatyam #dancer #dance #indian #classical #temple #krishna #peacock #raadhakalpa #festival
“Shiva, enters our hearts and rips it open to reveal our true selves.... when arrogance overpowers our being, we must allow shiva to enter.... “ Photo: @sunnyjagesar #gajasura #samhara #tiruvarur #natyanjali #shankarabharanam #shankara #nataraja #dance #dancer #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa #indian #temple #tamilnadu #festival #culture #heritage
“Krishna. Please don’t leave.....I’m looking for that hint of mischief in your eyes.... that small hint that says you’re really just lying about leaving..... you’re really not going anywhere are you? “.... says the peacock . Photo: @sunnyjagesar #gudiyasambhrama #bharatanatyam #dancer #dance #indian #classical #temple #krishna #peacock #raadhakalpa #festival
So true! 👇🏼 #Repost @dancerukmini with @get_repost ・・・ When people ask ..... “have you learned Bharatanatyam? “ I’m confused about how to answer this..... I’m still learning , everyday...... with every hour that I practice. I’m learning Bharatanatyam continuously. When will I finish? Possibly Never.... so have I learned Bharatanatyam ? .......Yes I have been learning for a while, but I haven’t learned it yet :-) #dance #incessant #journey #continuous #practice #bharatanatyam #creative #MALA #raadhakalpa photo credit : VB Suresh
When people ask ..... “have you learned Bharatanatyam? “ I’m confused about how to answer this..... I’m still learning , everyday...... with every hour that I practice. I’m learning Bharatanatyam continuously. When will I finish? Possibly Never.... so have I learned Bharatanatyam ? .......Yes I have been learning for a while, but I haven’t learned it yet :-) #dance #incessant #journey #continuous #practice #bharatanatyam #creative #MALA #raadhakalpa photo credit : VB Suresh
Exploring dance by breaking barriers with these pretty ladies was so much fun!! PC: our very own @purnspoops the great Supported by Lshva trust . . . #raadhakalpa #mygirls #breakingbarriers #explore #dance #bharathnatayam #indianclassicaldance #indianclassicaldancer #natyam #narthanam
This resonates so much with me. The things our body and mind can do ❤️ #Repost @dancerukmini with @get_repost ・・・ Our body is malleable. It responds to training so beautifully. Everyday I find something new...... a new possibility of movement. It unravels and offers itself to me. If I just think of the wonders of our own body, if I contemplate the way we are made.... so exact, so perfect; if I begin to imagine the accuracy of purpose and direction of each nerve, muscle, blood vessel , I must accept that there exists a higher power. A power that you and I do not understand. Without that, we could not have been made so perfect. Celebrate yourselves, your bodies , celebrate everything that we have been offered by this universe ..... and just dance!! Photo: VB Suresh #thankyou #yoga #dance #body #mala #spiritual #universe #power #explore #possibilities #create #raadhakalpa
Our body is malleable. It responds to training so beautifully. Everyday I find something new...... a new possibility of movement. It unravels and offers itself to me. If I just think of the wonders of our own body, if I contemplate the way we are made.... so exact, so perfect; if I begin to imagine the accuracy of purpose and direction of each nerve, muscle, blood vessel , I must accept that there exists a higher power. A power that you and I do not understand. Without that, we could not have been made so perfect. Celebrate yourselves, your bodies , celebrate everything that we have been offered by this universe ..... and just dance!! Photo: VB Suresh #thankyou #yoga #dance #body #mala #spiritual #universe #power #explore #possibilities #create #raadhakalpa
Happy birthday Vadsss!!!! 🎉 🎊 🎈 Your the best! I have never met someone so sweet and patient like you! May this year bring you all the happiness in the world! May you get to eat tons of brownies, sweets and mixture! . By the way today is officially celebrated as Mixture day in the name of our beloved Vadhani! So, Happy Mixture day guys!🤤 . . . . #hbd ❤️ #vads #raadhakalpa #thebest
“After all these years.....you’ve come back.... I’m sad for all the time we’ve lost, overjoyed that you’re here, happy to have had you, broken that I lost you.... and now you stand before me... what am I supposed to do....” a picture from my last piece in MALA .... photo credit: VB Suresh #mala #radha #krishna #love #everlasting #divine #dance #dancer #artist #contemporary #bharatanatyam #raadhakalpa
Our day out!!! No rehearsal day! ✌🏻 . . . #raadhakalpa #funday #prisonescape #greatfun
Krishna, Denys that he stole butter, giving a number of reasons why it couldn’t be him. his mother finally accepts that he hasn’t done anything. Fooled by his feigned innocence, she even offers him butter..... krishna while eating that butter is contemplating whether to tell her the truth about the stealing or not..... #bharatanatyam #butter #steal #krishna #dancer #maiyya #mori #yashoda #mother #child #love #innocence #raadhakalpa Photo credit : a’B’
A short clip from my performance this evening. I enjoyed myself on stage today. I also pushed myself more than ever before. I know that this is the beginning of something new for me. The second show, my heart was pounding and I just knew I had to go on, full force. I can’t explain the feeling, but to keep it quiet and hold it together when you want to collapse is something we teach ourselves with every show. More so today than before.....So many people have been instrumental in making this show happen..... of course Dr Rajkumar Bharathi, with his amazing music! @prithamkumar with his precise lighting design, all the artists who gave of their music and played in the recording , N Raghuram, for his music in my invocatory piece....Sai , who made the music sound the way it is!! my beautiful girls from @raadhakalpa , they worked all day and helped me with every little thing. My mother .... who was there to bring all the random things I forgot. All the other people who helped with stage, technicals ....light team ... Jayram uncle.... thank you to everyone!! You’ve made this day memorable for me and helped me embark on a very special journey. @vadhaniasokan @pritika.krishnakumar @the_nidhirao , Purna , Priya , Anusha and Anusha :-) #bangalore #dancer #artist #dancerlife #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #ardhanareeswara #backstage
It is important to challenge yourself constantly to grow as an artist. To create your own opportunities for growth. To make yourself do more at every point. Expect more of yourself and then you can work to reach those expectations. Expect less of yourself and you have already set your own limit..... Work work work.... the key to becoming better everyday .... #dancer #bangalore #artist #dancerlife #rehearsals #everyday #raadhakalpa #doorway #yoga photo: @sunnyjagesar
#Repost @dancerukmini with @get_repost ・・・ Have you booked your tickets for MALA yet? Only two weeks to go. It’s a very special performance for me. Hope to see all the Bangaloreans there! Link in my bio #bookmyshow #traditionalart #bharatanatyam #contemporary #dance #experimental #create #dancer #choreograph #explore #raadhakalpa
#raadhakalpa performed in 12 temples today as a part of @gudiyasambhrama 's Nrityakainkaryam. Thank you for this wonderful experience! #raadhakalpa #bharatanatyam #indianclassicaldance #indianclassicaldancers #templedance #temple
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