Margam (2017)

Sooraj Subramaniam in a virtuosic Bharatanatyam recital. Accompanied by an ensemble of Carnatic musicians.

First presented at Rich Mix, Friday 3 March 2017. 

In this debut recital, Sooraj Subramaniam takes the audience on a journey into Bharatanatyam; through rhythmic musical patterns, nuanced expressive mime, complex emotional narratives and scintillating pure dance.

This specially curated event from Akademi will feature choreography by Sooraj Subramaniam, accompanied by an ensemble of traditional Carnatic musicians.

Originating in the temples of South India, Bharatanatyam employs highly stylised gestures and facial expressions to explore the enduring theme of love.

“Deep, devotional, sensitive.”

Keerthi Mathur, Audience Member

“Power, precision, beauty”

Sanjeevini Dutta, Editor, Pulse


Creative Team

Artist development & ProductionNina Head
MentorNina Rajarani MBE
LightingStuart Walton

Performance Credits

Dance ArtistSooraj Subramaniam
MusiciansY Yadavan (Vocals), Nina Rajarani MBE (Nattuvangam), Prathap Ramachandra (Mridangam) and Madhusoodanan Satchithanandan (Flute)

Media Credits

ImagesSimon Richardson
TrailerJames Williams

Supported by

Special thanks to

Rahul Acharya, Renjith Babu, Tom Decuyper, Rathimalar Govindaraju, Rajiv Rajamani, Christine Regniers, Vijna Vasudevan, Meera Vijayan, Nina Rajarani MBE, Y Yadavan, Jesse Bannister, Christopher Gurusamy, Parshwanath Upadhye and Chitra Sundaram.

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