NIVEDIN (2018)

Akademi’s exhilarating evening of classical Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music presented by Swati Seshadri and an ensemble of young musicians.

Presented at Rich Mix, Saturday 17 November 2018

Swati Seshadri performed new Bharatanatyam works, accompanied by a group of talented, emerging musicians. The evening captured an interplay and balance between dance and music. A Carnatic vocalist herself, Swati used her wonderous musicality and fresh expressiveness.

The programme first introduced the world of the temple procession, as the deity was taken on a parade in the streets, then played with the audience’s emotions through an adrenaline-induced Varnam. In a traditional finish, a Thillana, set in an unusual 5-beat cycle, concluded the night.

“Dazzled everyone with her stamina, energy and power”

Anna Kuppuswamy, Reviewer, Pulse

“Clean lines…confident presentation of steps defined Swati’s pure dance sequences.”



Creative Team

ProducerNina Head
Lighting DesignJai Morjaria


PerformerSwati Seshadri
ChoreographerSeeta Patel
Mridangam artistAbhiram Sahathevan
Nattuvangam artistVibha Selvaratnam
VocalistSrutti Suresan
ViolinstAditya Venugopal
PhotographerThackshila Udage

Supported by

Swati Seshadri’s cotume was sponsored by Kanakavalli

With thanks to

Guru Smt Vasanthakumare, O S Arun, Rama Vaidyanathan, Julien Kottukapally, Sudha Seshadri, Seeta Venkatraman, Kiran Ratna & Family, Christopher Gurusamy, Kamala Devam, Shivaangee Agrawal and Shyam Patel.

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