Vidya Sankaranarayanan

  

Vidya

Vidya Sankaranarayanan is an established dancer, nattuvanar (dance master) and singer in the field of Bharatanatyam. Vidya first learned music from her mother, Smt. Saraswathy Sankaranaryanan. Vidya is a senior exponent of the distinguished style of the famous Late Sri. K. P. Kittappa Pillai, who was a direct descendant of the codifiers of traditional Bharatanatyam at the Royal Court of Thanjavur. Along with traditional dance she has also learned the music of Bharatanatyam and the art of nattuvangam under the personal guidance of Guru Kittappa Pillai. She was educated in the singing of padams and in the nuances of abhinaya of Late Smt. Lakshmi Knight (daughter and disciple of the legendary Smt. T. Balasaraswati) where she learned singing in the Balasaraswati family style of music. She has accompanied Smt. Lakshmi Knight in all her performances in the US as well as in India. Vidya teaches dance and music in Virginia and also continues to perform solo Bharatanatyam in India as well as the US.

Venue: Center House Stage, Seattle Center. Date: Saturday October 13. Time: 12:00 noon

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